I'm posting late today because of the tragedies in Japan and Hawaii we've been watching all morning. I also had a little trouble with my technology today. My cell phone couldn't get through to my sister in Hawaii (she is in-land and fine, I've now heard from my mom) and my internet crashed for a while. The crises elsewhere dwarf this, but it was a good reminder to me that while I'm working on finishing up my fifth novel and shooting for publication, catastrophe is always only a silk string of fate away.
It is a call to be prepared and mindful, even about our writing goals. So this is your friendly nudge: back up your book! Do one of these simple things today. Right now.
- Use an online back-up service
- Save your work to a flash drive
- Send an email to yourself with your full manuscript or whatever you've got thus far
My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the 8.9 earthquake in Japan and the subsequent tsunamis and fires. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.