Writing can be so much fun when our creative juices are flowing. This beautiful and delicious state of being is sometimes called a peak experience -- something rare and hard to find.
We've discovered that this state of flow can be experienced easily and effortlessly by training ourselves to let go of our inner-editor while our creative-genius is given the freedom to run wild with unbounded expression.
Cultivating this flow is why ilys exists -- to release within you a gushing torrent of latent creative-potential as your writing explodes through the box that once constrained it.
To start a writing session, tell ilys how many words you want to write. Then begin writing and see that there is nothing you can do but to just keep writing. You can't go back, delete or edit anything until you have completed your word count goal. When you have reached your goal, only then can you edit your text in every way you want.
Don't get us wrong, we the inner-editor and are fully aware of the very vital role it plays in the writing process. We also believe that its time to shine comes AFTER the creation phase, not during, and most certainly not before. The results of keeping these phases separate are tremendous improvements in the quantity and quality of your written works.
Like a good coach, ilys will track your progress over time and help you see where you're rocking and when you've dipped in your output. Many professionals repeat the mantra of consistency in writing, whether good or bad, as the master-key to ultimate writing success. We agree with this philosophy and want to support you with it.
Writing in public spaces with ilys is awesome because the only visible text on the screen is the very last letter you typed. If even that one letter is too much, you can turn on Ninja Mode and flow in stealth. Your words are invisible until you're ready to reveal them. You can always click on the icon and have a peek at your text when you want it.
We take securing your writing very seriously. That's why all communications with ilys happen through the Secure Channel, also known as SSL. This is the same technology that keeps you safe when you share your payment information with Amazon or any other highly-trusted online site. While our communication-pipes are tightly secured, we don't stop there. All of your story data is professionally encrypted and looks like absolute gobbledy-gook (that's a technical term) to human eyes in our database. You can rest easy knowing we've got security handled.
Because ilys is unique, it might seem very weird at first. This weirdness is your first opportunity to practice letting-go, get past any thoughts you have about it and just start writing. Then keep writing. Any thoughts you have that cause you to slow down, pause or stop, let them go and continue to write. Just keep going and see what happens. Try to get your fingers moving faster than your thoughts and see what happens. Notice yourself creating as you practice letting go. You might just enter the magic space and completely surprise yourself with the genius you unleash when your inner-editor takes a nap while you write in absolute creative-freedom.
Membership costs $9 per month and new users have 3,000 free words to play with.