At 3:33 AM, my Muse woke me from a pleasant dream and smacked me soundly on my thick noggin. "You putz," she said, "what did you do a month ago with 'Etchings'? Well?"
She was referring to my last post, where I reported the sad fact that I'd lost the ending chapters for my short story 'Etchings'. I could not understand how it happened since I'm a paranoid 'Save'/'Backup' writer.
"Well, dummy? Don't you remember deciding to switch to WordPad from NotePad to get better formatting?"
Well slap my face and call me Sally; that's it!
So, at 3:33 in the morning, I grabbed my ASUS notebook computer and opened the story in WordPad. Sure enough, I had left the default settings for 'Save' and the entire story was still there in my \Documents folder.
A quick copy/paste from that document into my new Word document and voila! I'm back on track with a full first draft! Yes!
Bear in mind that I've been writing software since 1980. A genuine software developer who knows how applications usually work. I just totally spaced out the default save locations for WordPad or any other Microsoft application.
And yes, I backed it up! ;-)
Have a great week, my friends.
Be the Bee