If you’ve been reading my posts about NaNo then you know how absolutely psyched I’ve been going into this year’s round. So determined, so thrilled to be at it again.
I even joined a write-in this year.
I had it all sorted out. I was going to use my tablet and a website to save whatever I wrote throughout my writing day. I did my first bout in the AM, leaving the two write-ins for later. One for an hour. The other for two hours. My plan was all figured out, but I’ll be honest I didn’t test it. And that was my big bad.
So I wrote for over four hours. The first was on my desktop as I do every day and all went well, didn’t lose a word.
But after three hours at my write-in (and no saving *face palm*) I did save and all I wrote disappeared.
At first I was just numb. I puttered on my tablet in complete denial. Then when the others finished up one asked me how it went and I told her I lost everything. She just stared. I know I can’t believe it either.
I went home and tried to rewrite what I lost. It took twenty minutes and a quarter of the word count. It hurt, and the next day my word count suffered again. I couldn’t shake it, I was so angry with myself.
Do yourself a favor. Save often and cover your behind. Learn from my mistake. 🙂
I’ll be back at another write-in this Friday. I’m doing it right this time. I’ll test and retest before I trust it with my work.
Anything happen with any of you over the years? It doesn’t have to be NaNo. I’ve love to know I’m not the only one with a plan that didn’t quite work out as…well…planned.