I just realized a writer's worst fear: the computer won't boot. I put it into sleep mode with a webpage open. Then I opened it and woke it up. Out of no where is shuts off. Now I have tried booting with and without storage expansion media several times and I get to the same place then off. I say this all to make a point. Save often and in multiple places!
I have a dropbox, thumb drive and main computer as well as the netbook I write on. However, none of my backups include the last 2000 words written. Devastation since my husband is sleeping and he is the computer technician who works 8 to 5 tomorrow. Another day lost in National Novel Writing Month. I am determined if I have to start over though.
A warning to all writers: make multiple copies everytime you save!