I did the stupidest thing tonight and it cost me a couple hours of time, not to mention a few handfuls of hair. In an attempt to get my partial ready, I read through the first 100 pages of my MS last night, saving the changes, etc. Anyway, earlier that day, I cut out the pages I would be sending and saved them in a different file. So -- I had two versions floating around on my hard drive.
Here's where it gets stupid.
A friend looked at the pages for me and guess which file I integrated her suggestions into? Yep, the saved partial file (without the changes I made last night). Ugh. I had to do a split screen and go through line by line to catch any changes I made. My eyes are practically crossed at this point.
I'm sure most of you save versions by date, or whatever -- The point being, you have enough smarts to not do something this silly. At least I hope. (g) Now I'm wondering if I've done this in the past. There have been times I could've sworn I changed some lines, only to find them the "old way." I'm saving by date from now on...or revision number. Something. LOL.
Anyone ever done something like this? Please tell me I'm not alone.