I’m beginning to miss Laptop, it has been a week since I took her to the geniuses at the Apple Solution Centre. They said they would look at it on Thursday. It’s now Saturday. I’m just shivering on the floor right now.
I want to carry on writing but the first chapter is only on that computer. I don’t want to rewrite it as it could be a waste of time and Laptop could be fine but I don’t want to start anything else, it’s on my mind, it’s the obvious thing to do next. Novel number three. Ho hum.
I guess the important lesson in all of this is to make sure you back your work up. I don’t even know how much stuff I have lost, or potentially lost. I have started different projects in the last two years that are near completion and the sole copy is on that computer. I had two episodes of a sitcom, half a novel and a bunch of short stories and it just makes me want to work harder to replace it all when that shouldn’t really be a concern.
There are two lessons there actually; back everything up and don’t take your Mac in the bathroom.