I just finished my next guest blog post for The Book Designer. It took me over a day to finish, in part because this was a difficult topic for me but also because I excel at procrastination.
Something tells me I should have looked at apps like the The Most Dangerous Writing App sooner; they might have reduced the time I wasted. (I will look at the apps tomorrow, I promise.) TMDWA is a relatively simple browser-based writing app with a simple premise: It’s designed to keep you writing for five minutes at a stretch. Built by Manuel Ebert, the app is coded so that if you stop typing for ten or fifteen seconds, your words start to fade. If you don’t start typing again the app will kick you out. You’ll be given the option to download your work, and then start again.
It’s a nifty premise but I do wish that I could set it for a longer delay. There have been times I have been stuck thinking up the word I want to use, and this app just doesn’t give me me enough time to ponder before booting me out.
What do you think of the app?