Friday, December 17, 2010

Live and Learn

I it has been the week for me to get schooled.
First with the panic over the potential loss of my story.
And now this.

I saw this dancing icon down in the bar and hovered over it.  There's an update. It said.
I didn't think much of it at the time.  Okay, an update. I'll eventually get it.
Oh NO.  You will take your update NOW and you will like it.

Because I just hibernated my story last night and because I had not saved this morning I lost about two hours worth of writing.

Lessons learned this week:
1) Back up your story.
2) Dancing Icon means business.  Your computer is going down.
3) Hibernation is for bears. Even if you are in a hurry 'cause your hubbie is home, take the two seconds needed to save your story.
4) When the screen pops up that says, "Do you want to save?"  Don't look at the screen and think: Save? What button have I hit now? Do NOT think.
Just say:  YES.  YES, I DO WANT TO SAVE!!


  1. Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear about your story :( It's one of the most sickening feelings isn't it?

  2. It really is. The good news is that it was only 2 hours worth of writing and I learned some very valuable lessons.