So much for the best laid plans of mice and men…or in my case, cats and computers. A word of advice for all writers…ALWAYS back up your work!!!

Yesterday, I made the mistake of leaving my laptop open while preparing breakfast, and one of my cats decided that it was a good place for a nap. When I returned, over half of the manuscript had been erased and replaced with random letters and symbols. Here is the little culprit, “Pretty”


After I stopped crying, I tried to retrieve the lost work, but to no avail. Thankfully, there were at least the excerpts that had been posted here, so not all was lost. But I should have known better. I actually have a thumb-drive that I bought specifically for the manuscript, but I had not taken the time to use it yet. It is now plugged in, and I will not be typing one word from this point on without it being backed up!

Needless to say, it was a frustrating day, and I have no new excerpt to post. But I am working hard to continue on, and I am determined to succeed.

Here’s to today, to success in work accomplished, and on the road ahead. Have a great day, and write on! (And back up all your work!) – Amber Lea

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