Windows has encountered a problem and must close.
The Word program was in the process of saving the changes made to a manuscript that has been in progress for the past five years.
Windows encountered a problem and closed, the manuscript was lost.
Five years of work, disappeared. The only remaining glimmer was a recovered document in Notepad, a string of question marks, gibberish. The only copy of the manuscript that was being re-written from a second draft is as gone as if it had never been written.
All that remains is the first draft in hard copy, and a back-up of the first 18,000 words. The rest is lost to the limits of technology, to the crash of a computer program that wiped out five years of inspiration. I'm at a loss for words.