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Snowstorm last night, and this morning a power outage. No big thing, power is back on now, but I lost a whole morning of work, and that's not good. I am stressed out enough as is with all the stuff on my plate, and every lost hour hurts. If only I did not need to sleep...

POSTSCRIPT. This post is being misunderstood. I lost hours, not words. With the power out, I could not turn on my computer. (Well, actually, I had a backup power source, so I ran off that for a while, but the outage was long enough so that eventually that shut down as well).

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polydad
Mar. 9th, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
Not sleeping is fine, for one night. Sometimes even two or three. After a week, it starts getting very, *very* old.
ext_1690320
Mar. 9th, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
That sucks
Just save it every five minutes next time. I've lost a few projects in the exact same circumstances.

sourbillytipton
Mar. 9th, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
What do you mean by lost?
Did the power being out prevent you from writing? Or did you lose electricity during your writing and not save it?

I would hate for it being the latter, that's incredibly aggravating. In any case try to relax and drink some legal stimulants. Don't write angry.
Adam Minahan
Mar. 9th, 2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
what project/how much/why no auto-save feature
roaming
Mar. 9th, 2013 09:38 pm (UTC)
Back. Up. Generator. You can afford it. :-)
nicnac
Mar. 9th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
Or, alternatively, a pad of paper and a pen.
ortgard
Mar. 9th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
What a bummer! At work we have a "save monkey" for this very problem. It's a pluche mascotte that travels to the desk of the last person who forgot to hit Ctrl+S regularly and lost work because of some crash/power loss/random reboot. It serves as a mocking reminder to save your work regularly!

This also reminds me of the time when I was without power for 6 weeks. Luckily this was right around the time when A Dance With Dragons was released. My evenings were filled with long candle-lit reading sessions. Still owe you a thanks for that!
tyrion_snow
Mar. 9th, 2013 09:53 pm (UTC)
Glad the power is back
Hope this doesn't put you back to far
memyselfandrye
Mar. 9th, 2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
someone get George a typewriter and a candle!
I am sure George is of a mature enough age he won't have forgotten how to use these outdated devices. The big power outage in 2003, I read "Reading in the Dark" by Seamus Deane. I later wrote a movie treatment of it... of course it was for a university course, not an actual paying job.
okami_no_yume
Mar. 9th, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
I am glad it was only time lost, and not any of your words Mr. Martin!

torome86
Mar. 10th, 2013 12:12 am (UTC)
Somewhere Melisandre is saying something about not having faith in R'hllor being responsible for the black-out!
Asaad Benkaddour
Mar. 10th, 2013 12:40 am (UTC)
dude don't worry a little power outage won't beat you because you're the man
alatariel
Mar. 10th, 2013 12:46 am (UTC)
:( There are few things I find more frustrating than lost time. It's especially bad when you're stressed or feeling rushed. I'm sorry!

In other news, I just watched the "Westeros at War" featurette (I bought the Target edition of Season 2 just for that bonus feature) and loved it. I was very excited to see your turtle. :)
Henrique Samuel Marques Anders
Mar. 10th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
Sometimes
Sometimes, I wish the whole world have a morning turned off...

If it happens again, enjoy your free time :)
Felipe Moreno
Mar. 10th, 2013 12:56 am (UTC)
Winter is here
As Eddard Stark foretold, winter is here. :)
Thanks for your books, they changed my life. Hail from Brazil!
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