I've found an issue with not working on things for a long time and then suddenly getting a burst of energy - things get lost in between.
I got up this morning ready to start work, only I couldn't find my USB key. Mild panic set in as I tried to ensure my daughter got ready for school while I madly searched the study. Anxiety slowly rose until I reluctantly came to the conclusion that if it was gone, then maybe it was fate telling me it was time to give it away.
I trudged into the dining area and got my work bag ready for my 'day job'. Inside a pocket I found my USB key. Relief flooded over me, but time had run out. I packed it back inside my bag, and the little one and I headed out. I dropped her off and then went to work. Only after a couple of hours did I find time to actually plug in my USB and work on my two new bits.
The first one went in seamlessly and sets up some stuff that happens much later in the story. The second doesn't exist...
It must be (I hope) on my laptop at home.
So now I've updated one version of the manuscript, which isn't complete with updates I'd done some time ago.
Short of carrying around my laptop, has anyone come up with a away to centralise Works In Progress to eliminate these types of issues for those who tend to work from a couple of different locations?
How do you keep track of your revisions?