My entire novel disappeared. I was working on it in Scrivener, took a break to delete old financial files and then…
A pop-up on my OPEN DOCUMENT informed me that my file no longer existed. “This window will now close,” it said.
And it did. The only thing left in the folder were files marked setting and such.
Sure, I had last week’s backup file on a separate drive, and Chapters 1-6 had been compiled and printed off. But not the current version of Chapter 7. I had spent TWO DAYS writing and revising it, raising the word count from a little more than 1000 to almost 3000.
So it’s back to the writing tomorrow. And from here on out, I will use the compile option every day to save the current chapter as a rich text file in another folder.