Well DAMN! I Lost Another One!

When Will I Ever Learn?

Robyn Sinead Sheppard
2 min readJul 25, 2022

Last night as I was drifting off to sleep, I had a great idea for a story. I was going to grab my iPhone and dictate the basic idea, but it was such an incredibly good idea that I knew I’d remember it in the morning. Satisfied with my decision, I drifted off to sleep.

You guessed it. Not only did I not remember the idea, but it also took me 2 cups of coffee and a full breakfast before I even remembered that I had had the idea at all! Even now, some two hours after I woke up, all I can remember of the idea was that it had something to do with dictating a story into Ulysses so I wouldn’t forget it, then importing the story into Medium to polish it for publishing.

Oh. I didn’t tell you, did I? I’ve tried so many writing apps since I ditched Ulysses, and now I’ve circled back around to the app. I still don’t have a Mac, but I’m using on both my iPad and my iPhone.

One good thing is I’ve learned how to export from Ulysses to Medium! It’s not as direct a method as the old Medium mobile editor, but it’s a start. I just tried it, and this was the result:

While it didn’t show up on my either my iPhone or iPad, it’s there in my desktop version, which I access via my web browser. The reason it doesn’t show on my iOS devices is because it’s in draft format, and since Medium did away with its mobile editor, you won’t see your drafts on your mobile devices.

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Robyn Sinead Sheppard

A happily retired technical writer, I write in order to understand what I'm thinking.