A quick post - the man and I are taking the girl to Sun Camp or as we're calling it - Cloud Camp. Hope she likes trudging around in the mud...
I wanted to do a technical update and see how you all manage it. Here's the thing - I recently bought a little laptop - think they call them netbooks - so I could take something LIGHT back and forth to work and continue my revising etc... Very happy with it - it was cheap and just the ticket. BUT...I didn't want to spend more for writing program than I did for the thing itself, so I loaded up open office. Easy peasy and free. I would like to get into it on this computer too but haven't quite managed the switch.
What this means is that I load up my updated manuscript on to the flash drive, then load it on to the netbook. Then I have to save it into open office after a big fight with the microsoft program that came with it (a cheezy effort to keep me shelling out the dough that I'm resisting). I also save the manuscript each time I work on it, on my external hard-drive. GAAAAAAH! Each time I save it to that, I must remember to save it AGAIN to the main computer or everytime I hit the little save button it is just updating my Lacie (external hard drive). Are you all following or are you nodding off to sleep?
This makes me feel safe. Also, I occasionally email it to Gwen - the whole document - then it is in cyberspace which is safe as houses.
All of this is making me a little twitchy and I wonder how you all keep track of your documents?