My latest version of my short story has vanished! Aaarrrggghhhhh!
The hard copy which I did my revision on is safe, sound and solid in my hands; it’s the electronic version which has disappeared. It must have been electronic at one stage because I printed off a copy. Where it’s gone to I suppose I’ll never know.
I’ve lost single scenes before, and I know exactly how that happened so I’ve taken steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again. I find it terribly frustrating to have just written a scene – especially if I’m pleased with it – only to find it no longer exists.
But loosing a whole set of scenes put together as one document? That’s a new one!
I don’t know how it happened. It seems that I need to review the way I work and be mindful of what I’m doing – even when I’m pushed for time or when interrupted.
PS Thanks to Carole, I’ve now located the missing document! Thanks very much for encouraging me to go back and check through things properly 🙂 Your suggestion has saved me heaps of work!