Seven years ago (2006 for those of you who don't want to do the math) my laptop died, and along with it was the novel I was writing.
I was an idiot back then and never backed anything up, so I lost everything.
It took me MONTHS to get over this. I still get teary-eyed thinking about it.
Well, the other day I was looking through old emails and I FOUND A DRAFT OF MY NOVEL in an email.
HOLY CRAP, RIGHT???
It's not the most recent version I had (which was MUCH longer) but it's 182 Word doc pages of something.
So of course I started reading it, and rewriting everything in my head. The best part was that technology has advanced so much since then, that some of what I had written is SO out of date.
I think it's time to dust it off and see if I could make something of it.