From obsession to paranoia - I wonder if it is me or it happens to other writers and creative people? I'm paranoid about storage of my writing.
I've never had a computer crash (both at workplace and at home) which lose my work. But since I started writing seriously, I'm in constant fear of losing any work-in-progress.
What I do is:
1) I keep pressing Ctrl-S every 15 mins or so to save my W-I-P though knowing that the auto-save of my laptop is 100% functioning.
2) Apart from saving the W-I-P in the hard drive, I got myself a 80GB portable disk (the silver rectangular shape against the red file box in the photo) AND an individual 500GB Maxtor hard disk for storage.
3) I also make paper copy of all my stories and file them in boxes.
This gets better ...
4) I carry my silver box (the 80GB portable disk) and a USB cable everywhere I go. (in case something happens to my house!!!)
Am I crazy? (Possibly)
BTW - I'd like to know how other writers and creative people store their work. Do you make multiple copies and lock them in a safe? ;)