Scrivener Update: Not My Cup Of Tea

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I give up.

I tried. I really did. I sat through tutorials (multiple!) and I played around and doggedly made myself write several chapters in it.

And I found it clunky and disjointed and not what I’m looking for.

I want to make this clear though – I think this is entirely because of my personal bias. The software is good – really, really good. Lots you can use and you can pick and choose the parts of it that work for you. It’s all logical and makes great sense. Continue reading

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?