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Date Sun Apr-08-12 07:45 PM
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>But I've got two projects that
>were interrupted nearly two months ago
>that I really want to finish--and I
>haven't even been able to take a look at
>them lately because so far they're only in
>electronic form.

This is why I'm making an effort to make sure that all my work exists in hard copy. I'm not there yet, but I'm really pushing forward on that. Because we had two major power outages (days in each case) during last summer and fall, and I couldn't work on everything I wanted to. (I don't write everything by hand, much as I'd like to.)

For people who are really completely unwilling to ever write by hand, it may not matter as much, but for anyone who just wants to get as much writing done as they can, having hard copies - up to date hard copies - is pretty important. Or, what I'm doing at the moment where I'm working on large projects that would eat too much ink and paper to keep printing them out, is to make sure I have a printable HTML copy on a USB stick - if the worst happened, at least once I hunted down someplace with power such as a Staples, I could get them to print them out for me in an emergency.

But I'm really glad you mentioned this (although I'm sorry you find yourself in this position) because I've been wondering how much the effort is worth it, when the worst outage only lasted three or four days. (Still too long, but nothing like two months.) But if you could get into a situation like this, how do I know I won't?

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Writing in fits and starts [View all] , Michael E. Walston, Fri Apr-06-12 10:26 PM
  RE: Writing in fits and starts, Erin_M_H, Apr 06th 2012, #1
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #4
RE: Writing in fits and starts, junedrexler, Apr 07th 2012, #2
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #5
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Linda Adams, Apr 07th 2012, #3
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #6
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 07th 2012, #7
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #9
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #12
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #13
           RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #17
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #16
RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #8
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #10
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #15
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Dreamerscove, Apr 08th 2012, #11
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #14
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012 #18
           RE: Writing in fits and starts, DianeW, Apr 09th 2012, #19
RE: Writing in fits and starts, CatrinP, Apr 09th 2012, #20

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