NaNoWriMo — 7 days in
So, on day 1 I got the free Scrivener download. I decided to use that for my NaNoWriMo month as a good test drive. So far, I really like the software. It seems to fit my style of work fairly well. Being able to easily create pieces of work as thoughts occur and keep them in an organized whole seems beneficial to me. I’m pretty sure I’ll buy a copy when the trial is over.
My word count is at 9525 as of last night. That’s a bit slower than the pace, but I spent quite a bit of time the first couple days gathering some research material. I started the writing with a scene and a bit of background in mind. I’ve now got more background and an underlying plot that seems to hold things together. So, that parts going pretty well also.
Having the 30 day goal of getting out 50,000 words is giving me some incentive to actually do something, so that part is working ok also. I think that I’m seeing that I have a desire to write and then loop back and change things, so the raw cranking out of additional words ever day probably doesn’t fit my preferred style. I’m not sure if that is good or bad. Since I haven’t outputted much fiction in the last twenty years, getting some work modification may not be a bad thing. 😉 Onward!