So it was going well - with last night's total of 6200, I was well over the average needed per day.
Today I had to drive up to Preston (about 30 miles away) to start clearing my step-mother's apartment (she died last May but, due to various complications over her estate we've been in limbo since then). Anyway, I spent the day sorting through her living room while a couple of friends tackled the huge amount of clothes in her bedroom and bagged them, ready to take to the charity shops.
Back here, after a few traffic jams, on the way at 5pm, and soon I start writing again. Then, after I'd done about 1,000 words, I hit some key and the whole thing disappeared! What???? When I finally found it again, it was at the point I'd left it last night! What on earth happened to autosave, set at 5 minutes?
After half an hour of trying to find and restore the updated document with no success, I gave up and decided there was nothing else for it but to rewrite those 1,000 words.
This kind of thing would be annoying enough (hmm, that's putting it mildly - and politely!) when you're writing anything, but with NaNoWriMo, where every words counts, it was nothing short of disastrous. But, with the bit between my teeth (and after a few swear words), I started writing those 1000 words again.
Fortunately I was able to rememebr most of what I'd written (cue for loud cheer that my short-term memory still seems to be functioning okay), but really, one does not need this kind of thing during NaNoWriMo! I've checked that Autosave is set to 5 mins, but I don't trust it because some key on keyboard bypasses that system somewhere, so I'm hitting save virtually every 10 words.
So- tomorrow is another day :-)
BTW anyone know what key I could possibly have hit to delete today's update on a document without some pop-up box askijg me if I wanted to save it???