#NaNoWriMo 2014-11-15-1404 #WordWarGame 30 minute Sprint 1313 Words
During my resets, I am needing to make myself not think about the actual novel...
I have been wanting to write a bit about my workflow.
I primarily use two devices to intake first drafts: my iPhone and MacBook Air.
On my iPhone I type into Drafts 3. I'm one of the unfortunate people suffering from the iCloud sync bugs which make using Drafts 4 impractical.
I then use Drafts actions to export to the following: Dropbox, Day One, SimpleNote.
Dropbox and Day One serve as raw text backups.
What a lot of people don't understand is that Dropbox is *not* a backup solution. Recently, Dropbox lost about 900 of my photos and journal entries. This is not an isolated issue. See http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/13/dropbox-selective-sync-bug/
Dropbox syncs to my MacBook Air which I have CrashPlan running on. My iPhone workflow concludes by using my MacBook Air to run Scrivener and import via its SimpleNote sync. It's not elegant, but it gets the job done.
When I am contenting generating on my MacBook Air (on Yosemite), I will navigate to System Preferences / Accessibility / Vision / Display and enable the following: Invert colors, Use grayscale, Differentiate without color, Increase contrast and set the Display Contrast to Maximum. I also set the brightness to the darkest setting without making the display completely black. I will then type into IA Writer and use Full Screen and Focus modes. I'm taking away as many distractions as possible. IA writer is saving to iCloud for a multiple of repositories.
For word count (and organization) I then copy / paste into Scrivener. Scrivener saves to Dropbox. As mentioned before, my MacBook Air backs up to CrashPlan. So there are multiple backups.