Writing

What To Do When You Lose Your Work

Maybe I should’ve titled this post “What Not To Do When You Lose Your Work”.

If you’re new around here, (though you probably aren’t) the Herminia Chow blogging style book states: every word is capitalized in a title because she’s too lazy to follow any other rule. 

It also states: punctuation comes after the quotation mark when part of a sentence, again because she’s too lazy to observe any other rule.

Maybe one day I’ll publish a post with all my rules. So you can laugh at how incorrect and lazy I am. But at least I’m consistent in being incorrect and lazy.

I’ve digressed because I rather not think about how careless I was.

And surprise, how lazy I am.

I’m usually good with saving my work anywhere and everywhere. I don’t believe you can ever save a draft too many times or have the same draft in too many places.

But this time I had one draft saved in one place. The application froze and when I went back on it, I lost all the work I did for an assignment due this Thursday. Safe to say I had over half of it done. All those hours of work gone in a few seconds.

Life’s fun and funny like that.

So naturally I panicked. And in my state of panic, I told the whole world. My mom. My dad. My best friend. My professor. That’s pretty much my world.

Could I have spent all that time redoing my assignment? Of course. Did I? Of course not.

Let this be a lesson to always save your work many times and in multiple places.
Don’t be like me. Don’t be lazy. It comes back to haunt you.

8 thoughts on “What To Do When You Lose Your Work

  1. Been there, done that…
    I’m sorry to hear you lost all of your work. That’s never fun. I’m sure your professor understood, though. Maybe the assignment will come easier to you this time around since you’ve already done so much.

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    1. Losing work is not fun.
      I haven’t heard back, but I’m sure she’ll understand. In fact, it has come easier and even faster. Redoing the work didn’t take nearly as long as I thought.

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