Lost

Disaster.  So, I disappeared in order to get married.  It was a lovely ceremony and I’m so happy I took to time to really enjoy it.  When I came back, disaster.  My dogs bumped my open, not backed up laptop on to the ground and the (not solid state) hard drive died.  Gone.  So, I’ve lost a lot of work and now have to re-imagine it.  Perhaps this is good but the tension I’ve been working on building is gone and I’ve been struggling to find the motivation to continue writing.   I keep telling myself that it’s find and I can take the opportunity to focus on other parts of the novel.  But, it’s so much that I’ve lost.

How do you handle such a loss?

3 Comments

  1. I’m sorry, dude. A glass of wine an a night of saying “fuck it!’ tend to be what I do when I lose material. Definitely back up. I’ve been using Scrivener for a while and make intermittent backups to dropbox so it stays hovering in the cloud. Could help. Good luck!

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