Lost Work 2 days in a row

I’m new to Scrivener and am in the middle of NaNoWriMo. Day before yesterday I lost 1500 words, and subsequently (unsuccessfully) spent hours trying to find the work, then re-reading through Backup Information. I then did my best to re-create that work, added more, was confident all was in order when I shut down the program yesterday, only to find this morning…AAAAACHHHHH…most of yesterday’s work has disappeared.

We are on Yosemite. Help. :cry:

Your words are likely still on your hard drive. Here are a few questions that might make helping you a little faster:

Do you use “Save As” to back up your work? Have you looked in all of the recent “Save As” copies for your missing words?

Do you store your project in a “cloud” folder, like Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Google Drive, etc…? Depending on the service, you may have a “conflicted” version of the file or files you were working on before the disappearing work. Right-click on your project and search for files with names that stick out from the rest (dropbox adds “conflicted” to a file name, for instance).