I had a stack of notes, a page for the overall story arc, a page for each section, and a few pages of characters. Loose sheets for sticking to walls when I needed them.
Had is the operative word here.
I also had a pint of squash, but when the pair came together across the kitchen table I lost both. When I write on my computer, I save to my external hard drive and to Google Drive in the same action. I should back up more, but the only computer problems I’ve actually had have been losing small backups (I have memory sticks everywhere, but never the one I need) and just not having computer access. It’s a lot harder to put down a computer and forget where you left it, or spill a pint of liquid over it.
Rule 1: Backup. And then backup again.
Rule 2: Backup some more.
I should know this. The last ten years have been the sort of years where losing my work would be a Very Bad Thing. GCSEs, A levels, degree, ten years of NaNoWriMo, living overseas for six months, really not a good time to lose things irretrievably. So all my work stuff is in one attaché case, the journal I keep my notes in, my business plan, even my passport.
Yeah. I’ll just, um… Go and fix that. And get out a really big piece of paper to redo all my plot notes.
I’ve been a very busy girl. A very busy and slightly nervous girl. A couple of months ago, I blogged about starting a business. I’ve mentioned it a few times since then, but everything was waiting on the flat sale. The flat sale went through a couple of weeks ago, and as a result everything has started trundling again. As a result, I am now bursting onto the internet like a sparkler. Continue reading
This is tasks 29 and 30 of Zero to Hero, and a good place to reboot my blogging after a low-activity week. Sadly not a duvet week, which I sort of needed, but a week when I was away from my computer far more than I’m used to these days. Continue reading
Put all my story data for The Ghost and the Hart into StoryBook
Plan my short story for TemptedToWrite
Go through my feedback on Fill The Teapot and make edits
Do a critique on Scribophile.
As you can see, that went well. I did, however, figure out the plot of a story possibly for Aphrodite Terra, and gave up on StoryBook because my computer set-up just doesn’t allow me to use it for long periods of time.
This leaves a plan for tomorrow of:
Attack the kitchen table with post-it notes to sort out the three plots above
Do a couple of job applications
Write many words
We shall see
Yesterday we went to Lidl, and I discovered, quite by accident, that they had boxes of Post-It notes in their weekly special. 950 notes for £1.79!
My Lidl haul