I’m a fiction writer, but this can apply to most of us.
In the middle of getting my first mystery (One, Two – Kill a Few) published and working with my editor on the second in the mystery series, my desktop computer came up DOA.
I have an external ( 1 tb) hard drive I use for backups. It was a pain in the tush to pull files from that external drive and use them on my 10″ screen net book. At least it kept me alive in the real world.
BACK UP YOUR FILES. It’s better than crashing and burning without a paddle.
From Will Rogers: Never miss a good chance to shut up.