Monday, January 27, 2014
Head in the clouds
I'm trying to move into the 21st century, okay I'm already there but I'm trying to synchronise all of my electronic equipment and foolproof it, or me, as the case may be.
When I wrote my first novel I backed it all up on my computer, to my portable hard drive and onto a USB as well. I was paranoid but had also learnt hard lessons about losing valuable words.
So now I'm moving with the times and have my Ipad and my laptop and I want to be able to write at work in my lunchbreak (on my work computer), on the move when I'm out and about (on my Ipad) and also when we go overseas (however that may be - probably Ipad).
Therefore I figured lets get smart and stop fearing the cloud and work out how it all syncs and works. Plus the travel writing workshop last weekend extolled the virtues of Skydrive. Much like Dropbox which I know and understand, however Skydrive is supposedly somewhat better because it directly links to my Microsoft products (namely Word) and is super easy to back up - so I hear.
As smart as I can be, some of this stuff can be downright confusing, as is finding the best app on my Ipad to be able to write in these documents. My friend Google is also somewhat letting me down, because everyone has a different opinion and a way of doing things.
Arggghhh!!! I think I just need to go to bed and sleep on it and perhaps it will all be crystal clear tomorrow and I won't be so confused by all of it.
I have crazy plans to get back to daily blog posts as well because I know that's when my writing really starts moving. So we'll see how we go with that, they'll probably be shorter posts - the bonus being less trivial drivel for any of the few of you who may still drop in here occasionally. I have been a tad (a lot) slack on the blogging and commenting front of late.
After a week of normal temperatures last week, we're gearing up for another hideous week of about 35 degree days for the coming week. What is it about hot weather that just saps the energy out of you and makes you feel like lying around and doing nothing?
It's 10.34, time for me to moving in the direction of my bed. Have a good week everyone and stay cool if you live anywhere near me.
Posted by Fiona Biedermann