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Imagine your eighty thousand word novel disappearing before you publish it – never to be seen again. Obviously you know what your story is about, but there’s no way you could ever get it down just the way you had it after months or years of scribbling, tweaking, and editing. Imagine also all of those bits and pieces on your computer – plotlines for future tales – research – links – bookmarks – pictures – covers – lots of other important things – also disappearing. Or how about some crazy hacker fellow getting into all your online sites and wreaking havoc, stealing your stuff, and breaking all the windows. Scary thought, but all of these things have happened many, many times.

Spending money on protecting these things is even more important than spending money on editing or cover art to begin with. *Ducks to avoid missiles thrown by editors and…

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4 thoughts on “Protection

    billyraychitwood1 said:
    February 12, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Hi, Jo,
    This actually happened to me… Years ago I wrote a book inspired by a daughter/mother abduction on a ‘Starwriter’ word processor…had the entire manuscript in a box that was lost somehow in a new house move…could not retrieve from the ‘Starwriter’ as it was in disrepair. I’m now trying to re-create that novel from a totally new slant (the case was never solved, and the daughter/mother have never been found).
    So, your post is quite timely, and I can certainly ‘imagine’ losing months of writing and having to start over again.
    Wishing you well with your books and all your efforts.
    Billy Ray


    mysm2000 said:
    February 12, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    This message is particularly timely as I went to see the movie BlackHat last night. Scarey stuff. I really need to back up my hard drive — not just think about it, but actually DO it. Thanks for the reminder, Jo.


    Bette A. Stevens said:
    February 13, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Great post to share! Thanks, Jo.


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