It's a nice enough sounding word. I like it. But way easier to say than do.
On your computer, recovery is finding something you accidentally deleted or lost.
In your manuscript, it's deep diving to find some aspect of your work that's useable.
In your body it's letting yourself rest to restore it's health.
And every now and then, you have to do all three.
Let me tell ya, folks, it's not easy.
I thought I was innocently killing a gnat. I took a tumble and landed flat on my back. I will never again laugh at the old woman saying, "I've fallen and I can't get up." At the time, it was funny. Stupid even. Now, with my whole body sore, I'm feeling a little more empathetic to old people with low muscle tone and brittle bones.
I've been revising a book--when time and my non-supportive body allows me--that I thought would be fairly easy to put together...recovery in that case is rediscovery of my brain. I love this story, but it needed help. So far, I've removed almost as much as I've kept. So, while I'm on page 80, I've actually sorted through 150 pages. Hoping to achieve a lot more this weekend.
On my computer...I haven't lost or deleted anything. But oddly enough, I can never find what I'm looking for. At least, not until I don't need it anymore.
So, am I losing my mind or is this what happens when you get close to 30?