Monday, November 11, 2013

Yesterday's Words

OK kids, I'm doing NaNoWriMo and it's been going pretty well so far. I'm keeping up with my word count and I hope to get a little ahead this week while I am off from work. I might even use next weekend to join up with the local NaNo Tour or at least make it to a couple stops.

Yesterday the weirdest thing happened. I was working away on the Pages app on my iPad and I went to open the document with yesterday's words on it and I couldn't open it. I have now tried all the things, updating everything, restarting the iPad, reading about other people with the same problem on Apple's support pages to no avail. The words I wrote yesterday are just not available to me now. I can see the document I can even see it in iCloud but those 1500 words I wrote yesterday are basically dead to me.
It's OK Apple, nbd, it's not like it's NaNoWriMo and I needed those words or anything.

So today I am writing like the wind. I spent too much time yesterday trying to figure out how to get the words to come back so today it is onward, without the words. I figure I can go to the Apple store and have the Geniuses puzzle over it or I can use the time it would take to figure that out and just keep writing.

Fortunately I didn't lose any more than those 1500 words because all my other words are in a document on my computer and backed up in time machine and saved in drop box. So yeah, while I will now be playing catch up instead of getting ahead today.

The biggest bummer of this is that now I'm worried that this could happen to anything else I work on in Pages. All my other Pages Documents open just fine it is just yesterday's words but it is a little worrisome. So it is back to the old pen and notebook for writing on the go because words on paper can't get trapped in the Cloud.