After dealing with feeling like an idiot/being close to tears, I set to writing again, and I write down whatever I can remember of what I want to rewrite (if it's like a chapter and a half — in my case, it was my entire body of work
, which I still haven't rewritten. And my backup of it failed, due to being on an old flashdrive... >_>) Because I'm so frigging prone to losing things, I back my work up online (and on my school server as well as a flashdrive); I find Google Docs
to be particularly useful.
I know what you're feeling, Mage. And it sucks. But — can you remember exactly what you wrote, even just phrases, sentences, or a paragraph? If the answer is yes, for the love of Chtulu, man, write it down
! I find that doing that, when I've lost something, helps me remember it. And often, my rewriting of whatever it was is better than the first time.
For me, Ctrl+S is like breathing - I do it without thinking about it most of the time. It's in my muscle memory at this point, which is kind of funny when I do it automatically on things like webpages
where I want to save something, and I wonder why the file format isn't .doc.
edited 24th Jan '12 4:22:11 AM by punkreader