i tried. i just felt like id lost a lot. those poems were all from the worst part of my depression. and i suppose after putting it all out on paper i had nothing to draw from. and i had nothing to show for the inspiration i'd exhausted :\
aww that sucks. Have you tried maybe trying to draw from some other places of inspiration?
i stopped writing poems and now i write stories. so maybe ive just moved on to a more detailed way of writing?
that is pretty awesome.
Now I do that too, and the only thing we have to worry about is loosing internet access, or Google exploding.
Yeah, that's why I keep local copies on my hard drive too but I'm very forgetful about back-ups...
My computer's hard drive got messed up and deleted EVERYTHING on the computer. I lost all of my stuff. Now, I back up my computer daily with Time Machine and keep all of my files on a flashdrive that I bring with me everywhere. I also save a copy of the flashdrive's stuff onto my computer and the other computers in the house. Call me paranoid, but I lost three stories with more than twenty chapters and a whole lot of fanfiction. I think I cried....
had a moleskine notebook full of poems and stories and things.....left in the back pocket of my jeans and it went through the washer... horrible. But ive herad of people doing crazy things to make sure they don't ever lose their work. I heard of a writer (forget who, or where i heard this) who, after his writing session for the day, would save a copy of all his work to a disc, and then hide this disc in the glove compartment of his truck in case something horrible happened.
I lost my composition notebook at school once, sort of. It was in my backpack first class, then a couple classes later I noticed it was missing. I had a panic attack and had a legit freak out in the restroom. The notebook had all my poetry, short stories, and ideas written in it. IT WAS MY LIFE. Somehow, like four classes later though, it turned up in my bag again. I still haven't figured out where it went all day... But I was so relieved when I got it back.
And just a couple months ago, my laptop crashed and I lost all my work. Now I copy everything to two flash drives, just in case it happens again. I hope you find yours. :)