It sounds like a good idea, but in practice you’re allowing your iPad to push you around. If you stop writing and take a break, after a certain length of time it starts to erase what you’ve already written–word by word.
I have 5 less harmful ways to avoid procrastinating and wrote about them in a new post on the WordCount website. One tip involves chocolate ice cream.
I hope you’ll take a look and add your own top tip for writing when you can’t or won’t.