So I posted yesterday how I looked at the Chaos Pen Challenge #5 that I put together and how I had nothing save for a few images in my head with it. Up to this point I’ve thrown together an outline each time and written the story. So my sister told me to just “pants” it and see what happens with it. So I did… while doing laundry… kicked out 2,000 words… I wasn’t freaking out… actually enjoying the characters… Then for some reason unknown to me, the computer decided to just shut off. @_@ Like it had been unplugged or something.
Get everything back up and running. Loaded Scrivener up and I shit you not the entire document is blank. I had the settings set for it to automatically back up and THERE’S NO BACKUP FOR THIS. It’s. fucking. gone.
Part of me wants to immediately start outlining the story based on what I had written and take it from there. The other part of me is saying I should just start over on the fly and continue to “pants” it. This discovery process with Clarissa has been interesting after all…
What does she find behind the door?
And what is she looking for?
Do I really want to outline that? Part of me says I should at least just sketch out basic plot points to at least map out the imagery I need. But overall I’m feeling pretty pissed and railing against the urge to rage quit.