While showering after my daily run a thought serendipitously entered my mind. “Since I’m using Obsidian for my book project and since Obsidian has URL links, why not create a corresponding mind map in MindNode and embed the links for each chapter in the map?”
As I thought about this I realized this will help me overcome one of the frustrations with using Obsidian for long form writing–the friction of reordering chapters and sections. I find that my initial outline is never the final version because I’m modifying and changing chapter titles, deleting chapters and adding chapters. In Obsidian, this requires renumbering each chapter to keep things in order.
With the mind map, I can rearrange the order of sections and chapters and later number the corresponding sections and chapters in Obsidian. I don’t have to worry about the order (except for chapter transitions) while writing. With the URL for each chapter in MindNode a simple click on the link takes me to the corresponding chapter in Obsidian.
I’m passing this along with the thought that this patently obvious “insight” may be helpful to others using or contemplating using Obsidian for long form writing.