Sooo, I’m totally a n00b at the whole NaNoWriMo thing because this is my first year doing it (I don’t know how I didn’t know about this before!!!), and I had no idea there are special programs just for novelly people out there.
Exploring the NaNo forums made me decide to try Scrivener, aaand aaaaaah. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE SCRIVENER?? WHERE?
Ugh. I love this program. I used to use Notepad back in my PC days and TextEdit on my Mac. It was never a problem until I started working on one story recently that had copious amounts of notes scattered throughout different documents and skipping around between chapters. Let me tell you, it was confusing and messy and a little traumatizing. Kind of like when your laundry starts piling up until you don’t even know what’s in there anymore and you don’t wanna actually do the laundry because that pile is terrifying but at the same time you know its just gonna keep getting huge until it eats you. Just like that.
And then Scrivener comes along, saying “It’s okay, we can have everything in one place, but NOT the same document. And it will be magical.” And it is. Go download the free trial right now.
I’m totally serious. Go. Right now.
And no, I was not paid to do this awesome Scrivener commercial, I just had to share my happiness somewhere because my boyfriend will just look at me like -____-
So..yes. I’m done now!