So I Finally Took The Plunge And I’m Really Trying Scrivener #amwriting #writing

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I’ve always been a creature of comfort.

This means it’s hard for me to try new things sometimes. I am firmly of the mind “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So when Scrivener came out and so many prolific and famous authors were endorsing it, (and NaNoWriMo partnered with them for a free trial and discount) I figured I’d give it a whirl.

And I went right back to using Microsoft Word because I didn’t want to take the time to go through the tutorial and figure the damn software out. I just wanted to write. And I use MS Word nearly every day at the day job, so I know it inside and out.

Which is okay if you’re not writing a book that’s part of a series, I suppose. But when you are, you end up with MS Word docs that hold your research, another doc that comprises your outline, a miscellaneous doc that holds ideas and snippets of dialogue, and then your manuscript where you hopefully put all of that together.

It’s a pain in the butt. And stuff gets lost or forgotten and all too easily.

So I downloaded the free trial again, and I’m setting aside a block of time this weekend and I am going to learn this puppy.

I’ll let you know how it goes. Anybody use Scrivener? What are your thoughts?

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