It’s National Novel Writer’s Month! Time to put thoughts down and hammer out the majority or entirety of a novel, right?
Well, I am doing just that. I am at the halfway mark in the last book of my trilogy and I have a short story due and what better month to tackle this adventure than November? I think anytime you can get a goal and a timeline, it sponsors the movement toward completion faster than some internal mechanism saying otherwise.
So, I was amping up and getting somewhere last night in my story. The words were flowing and then this Microsoft Word Update popped up on top. So, I saved my work, clicked the button and then some sort of pixie magic happened and all but what I wrote was gone. 40K + words *(poof)*
I did what most people would do:
And when I Google searched everything else that I didn’t already know and the work was gone…
But, I was able to restore a previous version … from October 20th….
Well… what can you do? After sleeping on it, the best thing I can say is don’t trust Updates. Save your work constantly. And look at the bright side in catastrophes. I mean, I disliked losing close to 3500 words, yes. It does give me a chance to embrace the thoughts and direction I was going in and reshape it, hopefully better this time.
So, Day 1: – 3500 Word Count. Let’s try Day 2?
How’s everyone else coping? Hitting daily goals? Pooling up for weekend writing?