Yesterday's WC: zip and now I'm really in trouble....
It was a day like any other day...I perused through the blogosphere, clicking here and there, reading this and that. All of a sudden, I clicked a link (Not downloading anything, mind you) and my internet goes crazy. I have windows start popping up everywhere!! My McAfee told me that it had kindly detected and blocked a trojan. But then.....it asked me to enable protection, my internet explorer popped up to some porn site (I really was over porn about the first time I ever saw it) and then I couldn't do anything. Nothing. Anything I tried to open, including non-internet things, like my DOCUMENTS....it wouldn't let me. Told me the files were **GASP** infected!!
So, now I sit here at my laptop that was built circa wheneverlaptopswereinvented and it's frustratingly SLOW! So, I can't post my award either...because it's on the infected computer. I don't know how to un-infect it and I don't have the cash required for a ultra smart computer person to fix it.
Yes, I cried. I yelled. I banged on my desk. You see, I am pretty good about backing up my work-but this whole month has been kind of hectic and wellll I might not have backed anything up all month! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
I have worked soooooo hard on my manuscripts this month with the goal of having them polished and ready to query by February or March of next year. Now, I don't know how much I've lost....and I'm a little scared it's too much.
So, today's tip is to back up every day or every other day or something more than once a month! I have never had a virus before in all the years I've owned a computer, so I'm VERY irritated. I'm not giving up, though. I guess if I have to rewrite, then that is what I'll do. Ha! So there, computer! You haven't caused the death of a writer, yet.