Now that you created a backup, take some time to get organized.
One of the reasons I wasn’t in a mad panic for days after what happened last night, was because I’ve taken time to organize my files and folders to make it easy to locate what I’m looking for.
I’m not trying to say I have the best method possible. All I’m saying is, if you’re new to your writing career, take the time now to figure out an organization method that will make it easy to find what you’re looking for. Put things in folders and label things so you can keep track of them.
If you want to keep versions of files (instead of only having the latest on hand, figure out a naming convention for your files. I usually append the date on my files if I’m going to keep an historical version. Example, VAShipping3-20210210.doc would be how I would label a file so I know the last time that file was used was on the Year/Month/Day. I do this when working with files at work while I’m coding. Helps when something goes wrong and I need to backtrack and find the latest, working version of a file.
Again, I don’t claim to have the best organization method that will work for every one. What I have is a system that works for me. I’m confident, if you put your mind to it, you could come up with a brilliant method.
If you have decades of work and need to organize things, I wish you luck. It’s not easy to take a mass of work and decide “I want this in nice buckets” and get it all straightened out in a short time. It’ll take work. You might need help. You might need a lot of help. I don’t know.
At any rate, I’m off to make some words happen.
Until Next Time!