emergency-- I've lost all text entered today

In a draft document for a magazine piece with a tight deadline, I’ve lost all text entered today. It doesn’t help for me to “redo,” as nothing happens when I select it and the text seems to have entirely disappeared. If you have an idea how I might recover it, please let me know immediately.

Can you please explain what you were doing leading up to the text loss? What files are in your binder, and what files are in the Trash folder of the binder?
All the best,
Keith