Words that Go Walking

Sometimes part of a book simply gets up and walks away. The writer cannot force it back in place. It wanders off to die.
— Annie Dillard

I laughed out loud when I read this Dillard quote. It explains so much about my writing habits, my writing drafts, my writing expectations. So, what happens if the entire book just walks out the door? And you're left with misplaced commas and a notebook. True life moment happening.