For some reason I quite like writing short pieces on a document app on my iPhone, be they blog posts, short fiction or chapters for my novel. This probably works for me as I tend to get ideas just as I’m about to go to sleep which ends in me sitting bolt upright and switching lights on, much to the annoyance of my other half who now just grunts at me and rolls over.
I recently got onto a bit of a roll and had several blog posts written up and ready to be posted at regular intervals. I also wrote five chapters for my book this way and put some ideas down for shorts.
For some strange reason I sent the novel chapters to google docs so I still had them if anything happened to my phone, but I didn’t do the same for my blog posts. Then something did happen to my phone, I happened to my phone!
I decided to buy the paid document app that I was using for writing. After I did this, I got a little giddy and tidied up my apps and deleted the free version as I didn’t need two versions of the same app clogging up my phone.
It wasn’t until a couple of days later when I looked to post a blog post that I realised I’d deleted it! A week later and I’m still so furious with myself. Ive synched the app back onto my phone, but all that was on it is lost forever.
It now feels as though I have to write on my blog from scratch and it feels mountainous. I know I will get in my stride again, but that’s why the blog has been quiet for a week.
One lesson I have now learnt, along with putting enough postage on competition entry envelopes, is store written work in more than one place! (It would seem this blog is a list of what not to do’s)
What have you done that you have completely given yourself a hard time over?