So the other night while digging underneath the desk to lay down an ant trap (damn little buggers come out of nowhere when it’s overly warm out, even up here on the third floor), when I accidentally hit the switch to the power strip, turning everything off — my PC, my desk lamp, my work router, and a few other things.
Suffice it to say, I had not hit ‘save’ on that night’s work on Meet the Lidwells.
SO! One small heart attack later, I rebooted everything, and I’m glad to say that MS Word did in fact hit a save point about ten minutes beforehand, and temporarily saved my work. All in all I lost maybe only twenty words or so. I was able to pick right back up and finish (and SAVE) my words for the night. [Mind you, ever since I lost those couple hundred words for unknown reasons a few months back, I’ve been logging into Dropbox just to make sure everything saved.]
Please let this little PSA be a gentle reminder, my writer friends, to FREQUENTLY SAVE YOUR WORK.
Your sanity will thank you.