Anyone else came back to the story they abandoned and try to revive it?
I'm wondering if there are others like me; those who are coming back to worlds abandoned and plot threads unresolved.
Why did you come back? Are you continuing the path of your old self, or are you revamping everything? How has the writing gone for you?
Well, here's hoping I can get some replies and maybe some stories to follow at last.
As for stories to follow, unfortunately those stories are offline. There's only my current story here, that spent most of the current year on hiatus due to reasons.
If your first thought upon reading that sentence is: "Why didn't you have a cloud backup?" -- I did. I slammed my forehead into my desk when, hours before the hdd failed, I mixed up a process. I had meant to take the recently added-to documents (between 2 and 5 chapters freshly written that week for 5 different stories), and overwrite what was in the cloud with those updated versions. Instead, I did it the other way around. I overwrote the local copies with documents from the cloud that were 2 to 5 chapters earlier in their development than what I was trying to copy.
So that night I went to bed bummed that I'd lost out on essentially double what I'd written. Then the hdd crashed while I slept, so I had no ability to try and see if the local documents had some kind of history, or if I could use the Registry and try and restore a previous iteration.
The thought of trying to recapture not only the chapters for each novel I'd written recently, but also a handful of older chapters from each novel bummed me out even more, and I stopped writing entirely. I stuck to bladesmithing, woodworking, and other things to bide my time.
I have a better backup system now, and am writing again. With the exception of one story here that I've uploaded the remainder of to mark complete as a first draft, I'm still working on everything else offline so I can build up enough to update regularly through to the end.
Other than that, I'm still following my old outline-the overall story is set in stone.