NEWS FROM THE SHADOWLANDS
There's nothing I hate worse than having to start over after losing part of a project.
I've been going over book two and edited up to page 46 when - I'm sure of it - I saved my work and went on to ask the editors something.
Now I cannot find that saved work.
I've looked through recent places, through all the libraries by document, by date modified, by everything and I cannot find my saved work.
You cannot leave MS Word unless they prompt you to save it. I always hit CTRL - S every five seconds when I'm working on that stuff.
This is an awful feeling.
When I first look at a piece of writing I've been working on, I try to make modifications as I see them. There is no way I can possibly remember what I wrote, typed, scribed, et cetera word for word if those recreations are lost.
In other words, I have to start the editing process anew.
I had made a few changes, and now I cannot even remember:
What they were
Where they were
Or anything. It's a painful, terrible feeling.
Cuss foul language.