Tell me some of you other writers have done this!?! I wrote over 500 words on Friday, logged back in yesterday only to find Word (and I) didn’t save any of it!! Ahhhhhhhhhh…..
I’ve actually never had this happen to me. Generally, Word will autosave every 10 minutes or so. I’m not entirely sure how it happened this time that it didn’t. After some thought, I wondered if maybe I accidentally opened a “autosaved” past version and it saved over the old one. Whatever the case, I lost it.
So. Now I’m struggling to get back into the flow of the story. I had finished a very intense scene. To me, it’s like writing a long, in-depth email to someone and losing it. You can’t go back and pour your heart out a SECOND time.
I’m doing my best to think of it more as, well, that was my first draft. Now I’ll rewrite the scene as I may with a “second” draft. Still frustrating though. Anyone have any suggestions on how to ‘recreate’ the intensity of a scene that you’ve lost?
Aside from that minor setback, I’m flying through this story. I’m only about 15,000 or so away from the end, roughly. Which might be why losing a chunk of it was difficult to swallow!
Anyway, thanks for letting me vent this fine Monday morning! I’ll stop procrastinating and try to get back into it. Have a great week everyone!
New Novel Word Count: 43,000 (ish)