Have you saved lately?

March 16, 2009 — Leave a comment

I’m a week away from being done with my latest book, so this story caught my attention.

Jean Baptiste de Chateaubrun (1686-1775) spent 40 years writing, rewriting, and polishing two plays that virtually consisted of his life’s work.  This was in the days before auto-save, and Chateaubrun became suicidal when he discovered his housekeeper had carelessly used the manuscripts as wrapping paper, losing them forever.

Ouch!

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