Losing unpublished work

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A few minutes ago I just tried publishing a post that I had spent about an hour writing. I put thought into every word, every sentence, before deciding it was done. It had a bit of depth, some humor and hints at heartache. I made a promise to myself in it, while showing showing some vulnerability but not more than I think is appropriate. I said what I wanted to say.  And then I hit publish.

The web browser loaded slowly but didn’t publish the story. It got stuck, confused and slowed down somehow. I don’t know much about the Internet in that sense. But I do know that I had forgotten to save a draft. When I reloaded the page, the story was gone. Nothing remained to show for my last hour of work, of staying up late when I have to be up for actual work tomorrow.

The funny thing is, I wrote about learning something new every day. Well, today I learned that I should always save my work before pressing publish. I thought I already knew that but I guess not. I’ll add that to the list of recently discovered pieces of wisdom.

Maybe I’ll elaborate on what I was going to say a different day. Now it is time for me to go to bed. I’ll have to make this a super short post today, but I’m sure to make up for it later.

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