I was so thrilled with the idea of a cloud. Finally, my drafts would auto save to every location instantly. The ultimate safeguard. Great in theory. In practice, dangerous.
iCloud autosaved the second draft of my second book, “Daughter of the Earth and Sky.” unfortunately, during the saving process the document was corrupted. To my horror, the corrupted document saved over every viable copy of the draft I had on every computer, iPhone, and other electronic device. My whole book was unopenable.
Fortunately, I’d recently emailed the book to a friend so I was able to retrieve it minus a few of the more recent changes (amazingly awesome changes I can’t even begin to recreate). It’s created a lot of work for me, but it’s much better than it could have been. So word of warning, save multiple copies of your document, email it to friends, and save frequently. Losing a whole book would really suck.