Worst Thing for a Writer
Yes, I lost something yesterday, the final draft of chapter 16 of Heart Secret. I was working on chapter 20 when I realized this. Sickening, like when you make that awful mistake at the day job. I'd thought that I'd had a critical scene in it that I'd slaved over the motivation in.
I have multiple backups of everything, and the working copy (pretending to be the final) was saved everywhere.
I think it was one of those "walked away from desk, came back, was asked if I wanted to save the file and absently hit 'no' deals, so all my fault.
It threw me for a couple of hours before I beat back the hysteria and rolled up my sleeves and went to work.
To find out that the critical scene was in chapter 17 WHEW, 16 just needed a little twitching.
Operator error hits us all.
May you be free of sickening mistakes this year.