Please For The Love Of God, Back Up Your Files

Allow me to tell you a story that happened just a few months ago.
I went from this confident looking fellow,

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To this….

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You see,  I am a lazy writer. I save to my hard drive and that’s it.
I was working on my new novel and was about 30 thousand words into it when I heard THE CLICK.

Allow me to set the scene with grace…
I typed away with a furious and swift manner. I was writing the book I believed would be my best ect ect ect.
I heard THE CLICK. The screen went black,  something inside my laptop was clicking over and over.
Minutes later,  what read upon the screen was surely my demise.
“Disc read error”
My hard drive took a giant dump on my hopes and dreams.
After taking it to multiple stores,  I realized I wasn’t getting a damn thing back.
My novel in progress, everything I’ve ever written. Projects that were 5 years in the making.
16 thousand songs,  pictures. It was all gone. But the worse,  was my novel. Twas gone.

So even now,  I am still rewriting and recuperating. People always told me “Well now you can write it better!”
No. I mean,  yes,  I will write it better. But no,  any writer knows this is just heartbreak.

So every time you open up your file and write more than a single sentence! BACK UP.
Drop box,  Google Drive,  SkyDrive,  I don’t care.
Back up what is important to you because hard drives are not reliable.

Thanks for reading,  Zac  Zinn
And here’s a picture to make you chuckle

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