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Monday, July 18, 2011

The Lost Pages

So, as you may or may not know, I haven't been writing my 3000 words a day lately. But I did get on one day and do 1500, of which I was very proud...

Until I came back on a few days later to do some more and found that all 1500 of them had been deleted.

Seriously, it was gone! I don't know what my computer did with it (eat it?), but everything I wrote that day was missing. This was really, really bad, as I had to start rewriting the scene and the 2nd version sucked much worse than the 1st.

So, now I'm avoiding the book because the last few pages SUCK, and the other pages I wrote DIDN'T. Stupid computer. What in the world could it have done to my 1500 words?

The lost pages are haunting me, people. What do I do to get over them? Better yet, does anyone have any ideas on how to find them?

Writing quote of the day:

"Don't be clever, be clear." -- Howard Ogden

Thanks for reading and please comment if you have anything to add. Have a great day!


  1. Aww I'm so sorry! That is just so depressing! Is there any back up on your pc? Coz I remember when the electricity went off when I was doing an assignment, Microsoft Word automatically saved it and when I went back on all I had to do was click restore!

    Search your recyle bin too! It might have went there if it got deleted.

  2. Unless you have a backup hard drive, then you are basically screwed. You could always pay a butt ton of money and get one of those restoration programs, but ... there is still no guarantee.
    I suggest invest in a punching bag instead. You can work out your anger and frustration on that bad boy.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  3. Who wants to be normal? Not me! Glad to find another happy weirdo out there :)
    As for lost writings... I got to work today to print out a diagnostic review I worked on last week, and it horrifyingly did not save. So I spent the morning redoing it. M$O%I$O^er!
    Good luck with the writing!

  4. Aww.. That's soo.. frustrating. Maybe the computer did eat it. lol.. Anyway, don't you have backups? Well, whenever I write or edit important papers/documents, I also save them in my external drive. Works for me.. :)

    Anyway, good luck with your writing!