Kind of a weird week here. A new fire was started on Saturday afternoon much closer than the one I mentioned last week. My son works not far from the spot where the fire began and he saw the fire start up.
If you want to see what I see when I look out the window, check this webcam from time to time.
There is a possibility our family could be ordered to evacuate. Just a few streets away, homes are on pre-evacuation orders. We're gathering what we'd need in case that happens.
So what does a writer bring in an emergency?
|I live in Woodland Park, at the top of the image.|
Laptop. The obvious choice for keeping posted on news, it also holds copies of my manuscripts (though not the only copies!). I also use the free DropBox service to back up all my manuscripts. It's a painless way to ease my mind about my writing.
Flash drives and backup hard drive. These hold stories and manuscripts from the last several years.
Notebooks. I have binders of story ideas, character 'bibles', and other writing-related records.
Kindle. Rather than take up room with my favorite writing books, I can make use of the ones on my Kindle, and I can always add more.
Computer and Kindle charging cords.
That's all I can think of right now. How about you? If the unthinkable happened, what would you grab along with your important papers and photos?