As I sat down to do some writing I couldn’t have expected it to happen. I had 15 minutes to kill, and so I thought that I would just fire up the current chapter I was working on. The rain ended my plans for a walk. But this I didn’t imagine. I didn’t imagine all my writing work disappearing… instead being replaced by a logged chat. Totally weird. Fortunately I managed to unzip the ODT, and recover the content by extracting bits of text out of an XML file. Well instead of working on the next part of the chapter, I had recover my work. Bummer. Anyways, after doing so I uploaded a copy of my work to Google Docs for safe keeping. So remember kids, backup, backup and mirror!
Anyways I’m experiementing with writing my novel in short 15-20 minute bursts. I’m hoping this lead to more output, in a short period of time. We’ll see how it goes.