I’ve finally seen the light and, prompted by a recent special offer, bought a copy of Scrivener. One of today’s tasks is to get to grips with it, a job which goes hand-in-hand with the other task of rounding up some persistent plot-bunnies in the latest novel.
I should have (shoulda, coulda, woulda – the mantra of my life) installed Scrivener earlier, as it would have been useful when I was writing Queen of Nowhere, a book which has one main viewpoint character but half a dozen other viewpoint stories sprinkled through the novel as ‘meanwhile, elsewhere… ‘ vignettes. (A book which is also, ahem, eligible for the Loncon Hugos, if you haven’t used all your votes yet … dammit, get back in the box, shameless self-promotion Jaine … ‘don’t put me back in the box’ … ‘get back in… ‘ etc. Nothing to see here.)
For the current novel which, tantalisingly/irritating, I’m not releasing the name of yet, I’ve only got three viewpoints but they all start in different places, and the plot is mushrooming. Hopefully the combination of Scrivener to hang my uncertainties on and a scheduled Plot Pizza with Beloved tonight should see me back on track.
I do have another reason for buying Scrivener, which is its ability to create e-books. Watch this space for news on that project. Meanwhile, I’d be interested to hear other people’s experiences of Scrivener, in whatever capacity you use it.