That screeching, ear-splitting, heartrending wail heard across the inter-webs was me crying over my dead laptop.
In addiction terminology, I’m what you would consider a super heavy user.
My husbands first words: “Have you backed up? What about your story?” (I love him, by the way)
Me: *sniff* Last Saturday. I’ve only lost about twelve to fifteen pages from this week.
Hubby: Well now this just makes this whole bad week go away.
Me: *incoherent bawling*
Already I miss the good times we had together. How everything was set up just right for me and all my little programs were installed on it. I knew it wasn’t feeling well, but I never thought it would end so soon. Just this morning, I’d typed a steamy make-out scene on it.
I blame that darn Window that popped up saying that updates had been installed and did I want to restart my computer now or later? I hit “Now” and went to workout and that was the last I’d see of it.
Oct 16, 2009 @ 09:35:28
And I’m really sorry you lost even the 12-15 pages. Losing anything on a computer is never fun!
Oct 16, 2009 @ 19:18:04
Oh no!!! Thank god you’d backed up last Sunday. Still 12 pages….so sad.
Oct 17, 2009 @ 06:46:04
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss! Twelve pages is a hit and it sucks to lose them, but I’m grateful it wasn’t worse. You might see if you can take it to a local computer store and see if they can retrieve anything. Sometimes they can. Of course, depending on the cost, it may or may not be worth it to you. Just a thought. I know I’d be devastated if I ever lost my thumb drive. The laptop is nice, but it’s my employer’s. I’d miss having it for the convenience it affords me, but the thumb drive is both more important and more fragile. I think I’ll go backup, now.
Good luck with retrieval 🙂 or rewrites. 🙁
J. W. Hankins
Oct 17, 2009 @ 19:58:58
Geez, I know how you feel. Once, not too long ago, I lost about five pages of my WIP in a freak non-autosaving accident. A cold dark hole grew in my chest when I realized what I lost. Afterwards, I couldn’t as so much as even look at the story for about a two weeks straight, lol.
Oct 19, 2009 @ 05:13:04
Thanks for the sympathy and commiseration. I’m assuming those pages are going to be recovered by the techies I shipped the computer to and I just continued writing on from that point. It’s the only thing that is keeping me from crying….
And it turns out it was more like 21 pages…including an action scene. *sigh*
C’est la vie.