Sunday, 11 March 2007

Bugger! I've just lost today's writing. The first time I've managed to get a good run and it all disappears into cyberspace at the touch of a mouse button. Having saved the files into different folders, I decided to line them all up in one place. My mistake. And now I can't find one particular file, which contained the bulk of today's work. Only about 750 words but they were all very fine ones ...

I'm not going to bed until I get them back again. Because I'll never locate them on the computer, that means I'll have to recreate the three MS pages. Will it be easier the second time around? Ha!

And I just got soaked when I went out to take the leopard slug census. Just as I was leaning over the bird bath with my camera focusing itself on the wallowing slug, the skies opened and a 20-second cloudburst rained on me. It's stopped now, of course.

... but it pours.

5 comments:

TAW said...

Hmm. Can't you search for them? (start>search) or do you not remember the title?

budak said...

oh it's possible to rewrite alright, especially if you have an editor breathing down your neck. Deadlines aid in lucidity...

Snail said...

I searched on title, keywords, date last modified ... Nothin'. All gone. That's what I get for trying to be organised.

I ended up re-writing. Don't know if the new version is better or worse or about the same. The sentence structure needs more work but the action is tighter. Hmmm ...

TAW said...

Strange... it should be there somewhere... at the very least it should be in the recycling bin. Well, that sucks. I do that all the time with pictures. I spend a whole lot of time editing them, then somehow screw up and lose all my work.

Snail said...

*looks guilty*

I think I might have overwritten it.

What I must remember to do is upload files to Google Docs so I've got a backup copy that won't disappear. At least, won't disappear because I'm ham-fisted. It might disappear for any number of other reasons.