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Manuscript Backup! Back them up... often!
I recommend you save your manuscript at least daily using the current date at the end of the file name. Like this:
The Life and Times of Rogena_010615.docx
Tomorrow, you write another 5000 words, so you save it using 010715 at the end of your file name.
(DO NOT RENAME THE FILE—Do a 'Save As'—Then you have a file named 010615 AND 010715)
Eventually, you can delete the older files, but you want to have more than one copy.
I mean, what if the file from 010615 becomes corrupt when you open it on 010715? No worries because you have a file named 010515. You might have lost a day's worth of work, but it's better than losing the entire manuscript.
Some also email the file to themselves at the end of each day. Then again, you have a backup somewhere.
I use and highly recommend DROPBOX. And it has saved my life many times over.
It's free unless you need a lot of space. If you sign up for Dropbox, you can load the app on all your devices. I have it on two laptops, my tablet, and my cell phone. What that means is each time you open up any of your devices, Dropbox will automatically sync to that device, giving you a copy online at Dropbox AND on each device.
You can also earn free space by having your friends sign up under a link you provide them. Don't have a Dropbox account yet? Why not help me earn more space by signing up today by using this link?
DROPBOX Sign-up: https://db.tt/6rYgb03x
I also use an external hard drive to perform a backup of my entire computer at least once a week.
Whatever you do to back things up, do it often and consistently.
OH.... and 'Ctrl S' needs to be your BFF!
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