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07 March 2014 @ 04:44 pm
10%, 10%, 10% onward…  

I’m working on a short book (the one mentioned in the process post a couple days ago) and have just edged my way past 10%, which is one of those milestone numbers. It’s starting to take shape structurally, too, which is great, because it’s a blueprint for the structure of the rest of the books. And it’s still amusing me, so hopefully it’ll amuse readers too.

I’ve also gone off-synopsis already, although the off-ness isn’t relevant to the overall structure; it’s just a nicer/smoother opening than what I’d envisioned. So that’s kind of nice too. Look! Writerbrain at work!

My Scrivener conversion continues. I actually put MAGIC & MANNERS into Scrivener yesterday, although I need to break out character and place names to have at a handy glance. Still, obviously I’m planning to continue using the program, perhaps especially after Harry mentioned this “typewriter style” in it where it keeps the new text in the middle of the screen instead of rolling up from the bottom. It’s very sexy. :)

Of course, it’ll be sexier once I figure out how to reset the damned default font and why it periodically randomly stops indenting my paragraphs and things like that…

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on March 7th, 2014 04:40 pm (UTC)
Yay progress!
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on March 7th, 2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
My motto: Modern technology--it makes your life much easier...except when it DOESN'T.

(I had one of those yesterday. I'm still recovering.)

yay for progress!
HL Henriksonveilofgrace on March 8th, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
I made the switch to Scrivener a few weeks ago, too. I spent an hour yesterday trying to figure out how to format a new story I pasted in. Indents! Argh!

I figured out the default font pretty quickly...but having done it once, I, uh, don't remember how anymore.

Still, it made plotting a novella I've been stuck on for a couple of months an absolute breeze. Plotted the whole thing. Since I never plot much past my anchor scenes, that's saying something. Lovin' the corkboard!