I would like to propose a new saying into the writing world. It’s called: a mourning period.
A mourning period is the time it takes for you to get over the fact that you were stupid and deleted all your work from the previous day. If you try to get back to your writing the next day, all you’ll get is a new sense of grief and frustration and kicking yourself for being so careless.
The mourning period is just one in a million ways to keep the average writer from losing their mind.
And a mind. . is a terrible thing to waste. .
So after attempting to rewrite one of the lost sentences and realizing you can’t remember one thing you had written only twenty four hours ago. Go eat something. You’re a writer, you’ve probably forgotten. And force yourself to come back tomorrow.