Suddenly- Blank Screen!

You’ve been typing frantically, caught in obsession of your magnus opus, laying down words and phrases and pages in the service of your Muse.

You’ve been up all night, typing frantically, becuase the words keep coming faster than your fingers can move.

Eyes red and head heavy, you finish the latest page in the project that has taken up all of the spare corners of your life for the last year and a half, and you smile. This is possibly the best thing that you have ever written…

and then a finger hits the wrong button and the whole thing disappears…

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remain calm…

Take your fingers away from the keyboard.

Take a deep breath. Take another. Get your center back.

Attempting a rescue with adrenalyn racing can only make things worse.

Then if you’re typing in Word or something similar, carefully, carefully, look for an “Undo typing” button on the top left of your window. You may be able to reverse that keystroke of doom.

If you’re stranded on WordPress, check your “All posts” tab. WordPress tends to save everynow and again, and you may be able to rescue  part or all of your errant work.

Breath deep. Don’t panic. Even if your work is gone, it may not be gone for good.

There was no post here on Wedneday, because Tuesday night I spent a fair amount of time recovering a manuscript that had run off in just this manner.

I got it back- and you can too…

Catherine Kane

9/28/12

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath” and her New Book “The Lands That Lie Between” all from Foresight Publications, click here

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