Monday, January 4, 2010

Lost Writing Blues- Call for Story Sharing

I got a heartbreaking email today: while working on his novel, the S.O. walked away from his laptop in a library today to check some information on the internet. Laptop stolen. He only lost 2 chapters of his novel; the rest was backed up online. Unfortunately, he's now a struggling writer facing the cost of a new laptop.

This begs the latest blog question: Do you have a writing horror story? Computer crashed and you lost good work? Lost more than just a few chapters? Share in the comments section!


  1. Nice to find your lovely blog! I see we have a common interest in Chicago and food / eating, so thought I'd just say hi :)

  2. Sorry to hear that.
    This isn't a disaster as much as an irritation: I wrote a ton of stuff in college on a Mac...which still works and reads the disks...but there's no way to transfer the data to more "modern" equipment. So I'd literally have to copy it all off the screen.

  3. Arg! I have a number of old floppy or hard disks or whatever- I keep them because I'm afraid to dump them, but I don't know how I'd get anything off of them now either!