Yeah. Pun intended.
This is a story about the unsyncable Google Drive.
You don't save your books to a hard drive because you think, "Oh gosh. What would I do if my hard drive crashed?" Because that's happened to you before about 4 years ago and you lost 15,000 words of a thankfully unpublishable book. BUT nevertheless...at that time you didn't know it was unpublishable. You were distraught for days. So, of course your wonderful husband decides let's connect you to a cloud. You can't possibly lose anything on the internet! It saves it to a web drive. That can't possibly crash! BUT it can stop syncing.
Yup. Crisis not averted.
I somehow lost everything I wrote from last Wednesday up until last night. Last night I opened up Ember to conquer the last 10,000 or so words and my eyes narrowed in on my number count...5,000 words were gone. GONE. I'm sorry...WHAT?! A few events look place after that: crying, shouting, words, not good words, more crying. THEN determination.
I stayed up last night until 2:00am trying to rewrite it all. After 2,300 words I called it quits. 5,000 words may not seem like a lot to some. It may seem like a lot to others. To me it meant two new critical scenes and 2,700 words I can't remember. Yeah. You heard me. I. CAN'T. REMEMBER. I've been staring at my computer for the last 3 hours trying to scan my manuscript and figure out what is missing and where and I'm at a loss. I've been filling in scenes that needed to be filled in, but nothing that I know I filled in before.
So it's only 10:45pm and I'm going to bed defeated. I've been conquered my an unsyncable Google Drive.
But tomorrow is another day and I plan on owning the crap out of it! Watch out world of Ember I'm coming back and I'm coming back with a vengeance!
*On another note...I've been thinking about starting a weekly video. Reviews of books I love or thoughts about writing. Maybe insights into Kaleidoscope. Possibly me just rambling aimlessly.
Suggestions? Thoughts? Comments? Sound off people! I want to know if you think this is a disastrous idea.