This is why I need a back-up on CD or DVD or email or somewhere! I have my NaNoWriMo novellas backed up on email, but apart from that... nada. My stories from 15 years ago, everything I've ever written for Chaff, stories for competitions, for writing courses, for fun, story ideas, poems, songs, everything... gone.
I can't believe I did that.
Thankfully, my wonderful boyfriend is now running a file recovery programme, which should find most files. But I can't believe how close I came to losing them all. I've been waiting till my "Unsorted" folder is sorted out to do a proper back-up: I think the time is past for waiting for that kind of thing. I'm going to do a proper back-up now.
Well, not now, because I'm tired, but definitely tomorrow. Or if I can't find a blank CD or DVD tomorrow, definitely the few days after that....