Mail issues


I was working on a huge essay and i constantly back it up by emailing it to myself through mac mail and then continuing on through the document that i sent, by the way this is on pages. Well today, i was working a lot and was on a single document that i sent to myself and every few sentences i would press apple s just to save. well i took a little break and closed the file, and now all that i have worked on is gone. I have searched for it on all the documents with even the slightest resemblance to the name but have had no luck. Is there any way to recover what i lost?



I'm not too sure what you are asking.
"... stared the program follow?" (?)

Please note that the OP posted this nearly ten years ago, and has never returned, hopefully OP has moved on by now.