Just a quick word on backing up your work.
No, I haven’t just had that nightmare scenario where your work has been subsumed into the ether never to be seen again but I thought I would share my super anal back up practises…on second thoughts, I’ll rephrase that.
This is how I back up my writing.
I write everything on my laptop, it gets saved automatically every 5 minutes or so. After every writing session I back it up onto a flash drive/memory stick, whatever your part of the world calls it.
After I complete a chapter, I initiate my super-anal back up procedures. I save a copy on my laptop, my memory stick, my desktop computer, the external hardrive connected to my desktop…but what if my flat is destroyed by an asteroid?