Now on to other matters;
PS. Serious writers don't wake up 2 am and start scribbling. Serious writers follow a schedule, like a job.
Yes serious writers wake up at all hours of the night with inspiration and creative thoughts. In fact many famous writers say in their biography's that some of their best thoughts came to them at night when "everyone else was sleeping". One example I will give is Stephen King who says he "credits his dreams with giving him the concepts for several of his novels and for helping him to solve troublesome moments in his writing career" Mr. King wrote the first 50 pages of Misery when he awoke from a dream. The book later became a best seller that inspired a movie!
There’s a difference between cranking out pages of writing, and cranking out really good pages of writing. Good writers write at night, because it’s devoid of distraction, there’s nothing else left to do in the day, there’s no one else to hurry to. It’s simply just you being yourself and pouring out the emotions that you’ve gathered from your day time experience and using that creativity to create something beautiful and interesting.
One of my favorite quotes is by the legendary H.P. Lovecraft:
“At night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to their own, there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical and quiet hour. No one knows whether or not he is a writer unless he has tried writing at night.”
As far as my friends that are writers. I have proudly placed Scrivener on my website as the reason I am a successful writer. The tools and resources at my disposal with the Windows version are indispensable. I would like to add, that hundreds of Scrivener users in the US have probably heard of Scrivener because I mention it in all my talks and give the program very high praises. I proudly display the Scrivener logo on the "About Me" page of my main website.
I went so far as to tell my fellow colleagues who are writers, authors, publishers and scholars that if they don't use Scrivener I will not continue to speak with them on writing topics. Needless to say they downloaded Scrivener and couldn't be more pleased with the software.
PPPS. You reeeeaaally need to clarify your ultimatum. A deadline without an ultimatively occurring event is not a deadline, not even a line.
I did not give consequences because I am new to the forum and did not want to give the impression that I was angry with Literature and Latte or that I was a bully. I still will not give an ultimatum if L&L fails to comply with the said request for "night mode"
My wish is to get along with everyone, especially people that use Scrivener! I did not come here to start trouble, I came as a voice to those not gifted with the eloquence I have. To request a feature that would surely bring Scrivener even higher praise among accomplished writers. That feature, I and many others are requesting is...... Night Mode
rdale I look forward to further critiques on my writing style.
In the mean time I will leave the team at Apple & Literature and Latte some space to get this worked out and rolled out as soon as possible Who knows, maybe the solution will come to them tonight