May 3rd, 2007

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Version control for writers

Last night I made my 547th checkin in my fiction revision control repository. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Huh?"

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For me it was an easy thing to set up, because I keep all my personal programming projects in Subversion. So I'm already comfy with using the tools. You might have a bit more startup pain, and you might find that it's not the right thing for you to do. But please, have some kind of backup plan. Hard drives do die, though it's pretty rare these days, and sometimes people accidentally delete the wrong files. I don't want to be consoling you when you tell me that your 200K-word Giles epic has vanished, ya know? I want to be reading it!
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Wimsey tee hee

Tee hee!

I'm cheerfully embracing my status as elitist critical bastard!

Though lord knows, I'm finding writing the postmortem for my remix impossible, because I can't bring myself to re-read it. It's at the "oh god, this sucks and did I really write that sentence?" phase.