There's nothing like finding out that a split-second power loss corrupted the file with your latest work in progress, costing you the last 6 months of work, to get you back in the habit of backing up your files.
But today, I have good news: while digging through some buried folders that I don't usually look at, I found a file I'd forgot I'd made, with the most beautiful name any file has ever had:
Granted, I lost most of the two rounds of editing that I'd done on the book. But at least I won't have to rewrite half of the first draft, while wondering if I still have all the scenes that I added the first time.
The release of the finished product may have been delayed, but I still have all the character development that Sam went through in my mind as I fleshed him out through the editing process, and the small adjustments that I'll remember to include as I re-do the editing.
It isn't perfect, but I'm much happier about this than I was a few days ago.
To celebrate this big relief, I have a present for you: a complimentary glimpse into Catgirl Roommate.
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