Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Computer Crash

So unfortunately, I had the bad luck to have my computer crash on me. It was devastating, to say the least. I lost numerous short stories, all of my copy editing stuff and other important documents that I had saved for future reference. But the biggest hit of all was the loss of my most recent manuscript. Thank goodness that I have a hardcopy that I can retype. Despite this setback, I’m confident that I can try to rewrite a few of the short stories from memory, and I have come up with an idea for the second book in what I’m calling my Saskatoon series. I also seem to have to find things out the hard way, but at least I’ve learned that things need to be backed up frequently! I have my writing stuff now saved on an external hard drive, another computer AND on a jump drive. I think I may be slightly paranoid, now!

Well, I have to hit the books. I gotta say, in my third year of university, I’m tired of reading textbooks and writing essays! It’s been really difficult to get back on the school horse after the holidays.

Talk soon :)


  1. Oh my goodness! You poor thing!

    For a writer, paranoia is the only way of life that's acceptable. Back up your work in every way you can.

    And is there a way you can maybe retrieve the files in your old comp? Maybe take it to an expert and have them extract the files? Geek squad?

    Best wishes,


  2. So sorry to hear about your computer crash Kat. I learned a similar lesson. I was converting one of my short stories into an audio book for my Audio Production Class at Boise State University. I recorded myself reading the entire story, had sound effects and music where needed. The day before it was due, my desktop computer crashed. No back ups and it was nearly two weeks worth of work, not to mention 48 hours of precious Audio Studio time. grr!

    I do feel your pain ... I hope you were able to recover well.