Okay, sorry, I should have given you guys a Gold Mine Manuscript tip tonight, but I had a HUGE scare today. I turned on my computer to work on my novel, and it fizzled. It would not come on. Nothing. Not even in safe mode. There was no way this sucker was coming on.
The computer wasn’t my worry… it was what was inside it… the current complete version of HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT and the next five books in first draft form.
What a stressful day. The only thing the internet said could be done would be a system restore that would wipe the computer… I don’t think so.
I came across this crazy guy on YouTube who showed video of the same problem and putting his laptop in the freezer. Okay, I had nothing to lose. I froze my little baby.
It did start up, I got my mouse on Novel One, copied it, but as I was waiting for the computer to recognize the flash drive, it died again. I screamed so loud my husband got out of bed to check on me.
Well… one of my favorite sayings… I WILL NOT BE DAUNTED. You wanna be cold? I’ll give you cold! I opened up the freezer, pulled out a pound of chicken breasts, placed my laptop on it, and turned my laptop on holding it IN THE FREEZER.
I am now the elated owner of all my novels on a flash drive.
Whew! God is good… and I am cold.
If you’re wondering if this will work on your computer, I cannot say. I have an Acer Aspire One Z5G AOA110.
I’ll get you that Red-line post tomorrow. Right now, I am double back-upping this flash drive.