07 July 2009

oh bloody hell

A couple of weeks ago, my beloved, 6 year-old G5 ran into a bit of trouble and had to take a trip to the Apple Store. It was a minor issue, but I had to back up everything important while they formatted my hard drive or whatever it is they do. I was pretty sure I did that properly, but I'm not the most tech savvy person in the world, so mistakes will be made.

Can you see where this is going?

So last night I finally go to boot up my screenwriting software, and after I track down the serial number, I realize that all the scripts are gone.

Seems I didn't back up everything.

I've managed today to track down a pretty recent pdf copy of a feature script I was thinking of doing next, but I don't believe that'll easily convert back to Movie Magic Screenwriter, so it looks like I'm going to have to re-type it by hand. The rest of the stuff is totally gone. Ugh.

But, you know, other than the time issue, maybe it won't be such a bad thing. It might actually be a not-terrible method of seeing what works in a way I might have missed otherwise. At least, that's the hope.

Wish me luck.