Nanowrimo is Under Way

So, here we are on the 9th of November.  9 days into the month of November.  Day 9 of 30 in November.  Luckily for you, I’m not counting blog posts in my word count for Nanowrimo and will stop with that now.  I am, however, participating in nano this year.  Last year, I managed to not only participate, but to also win!  Ok, so winning doesn’t really get you anything more than bragging rights, but still.  Last night, I managed to exceed 10,000 words.  It seems like a lot until you stop to think that it’s only 20% of the goal.  Plenty to do and write from now until the end of the month.

I’m using a new (to me) tool this year.  I decided to give the new Scrivener for Windows a try and see if I liked it any better than ywriter.  So far, I can’t really say I prefer one over the other.  Scrivener has a lot more of the details that might be really nice for future projects where I’m actually organized.  I think it would be particularly useful for a non-fiction work.  So, maybe I’ll give one of those a try after nano this year. Right now it’s in beta until at least December 12th, so you can give it a test drive for free.  As an added bit of bonus, if you win (50,000+ words) nano this year and verify it, you’ll get a coupon for 50% off the full license when it’s released early next year.  For future use, ywriter is free, so that might make a bit of a difference.  We’ll see.

If you’re participating in nano this year, please add me as a buddy.  Leave a comment here with your profile link and I’ll add you too!  I try and go through and find the ones that have added me on the nano site, but they haven’t made that all that easy, so it’s easier if I just have the direct link.  Here’s my profile.

Scrivener for Windows Beta Available

Literature and Latte, the folks who’ve been giving us Scrivener for Mac for the last who knows how many years (I’m a PC, so I haven’t paid any attention) released their beta version of Scrivener for Windows today.  It’s basically Scrivener 1.0 for Mac ported over for Windows.  I’m downloading it now.

If you’d like to give it a try, you can check out the info on the Scrivener for Windows page, or you can go directly to the download link.

They’ve also released the trial version of the newest Scrivener for Mac 2.0.  All of this is scheduled particularly for the beginning of Nanowrimo next week.  This year, I’m using Scrivener for Windows for NanoWrimo!  (As long as it isn’t horribly buggy, that is.)