It started with my laptop saying that there was a problem with my cloud. The same cloud that was holding my new book safe.
I think panic set in and I froze. It was a good job as well, as the computer created a window asking if I wanted to upload the ‘new’ version of my book. I’d only just opened it. There was no ‘new’ version. There was only the one I had been working on in the workshop. *(The laptop usually is for working in the house.)*
So what was the new version?
I had a look.
It wasn’t new. It was old. As in 5000 words old. It was trying to rewrite my book with the old version.
I must admit I went cold all over. Then it crashed.
Had it rewritten my book? Had I just destroyed 3 days work?
My heart was in my mouth as I started the laptop up again. It was like deja vu. It went through the whole process again.
I put the damn thing away and got in the car. I’m now the proud owner of a cheap laptop. It may just save my book.
The moral of the story?
Don’t buy a second hand laptop unless you know what you are doing.
The new one has a years guarantee and I’m happy. It will at least not corrupt anything in the cloud. And the book is safe. Now I just have to see if the little laptop can be fixed and sell it on…
If it’s possible.