It’s been a few weeks since I’ve talked about writing, and for good reason. Summer busyness hit in full swing so I had no time to think blogging beyond the usual posts. But, now I’m back home (quick rundown of summer: 3 camps [one of which was in Colorado so took a 13-day trip], full-week revival service, VBS) and things are slightly getting back into schedule.
Writing, though. I’m still getting back into the swing of things. I had hoped to make 10,000 words in July. I kind of fell short of that a few words. ;) But, I did make progress.
I haven’t exactly set a goal for August yet. We started the month off with VBS (which threw three days off schedule, but I’m not one bit complaining as I had too much fun!) and then in just a few days, I’ll be starting back teaching between 25-30 piano/violin students a week. So to put a heavy writing goal on top of that just doesn’t seem the wisest idea to me.
What I have been doing though…
For you writers, you may recognize this: Scrivener! (and yeah, a screen shot from a while back, cause I don't want to give too many spoilers with future chapter break-downs) One of my author friends just recently started trying it out and she kinda talked me into giving it a shot. When I found out that the trial lasts for 30 active days (meaning, if I get on Scrivener today but then don't use it for ten days, it only counts for 2 of my 30-day trial!). So far, I'm really liking it... I just might be sold on it. Giving it a few more trial days first, just cause that's how I operate. ;) One of the amazing things it's helping with is going from first draft of Journey of Choice to the new draft (which, now that I'm in the actual war and battles part, I'm doing a lot of piecing from the first draft into the second draft). If you notice, there's a split screen, so I can view them at the same time! That has been SO nice already! I'm also an organizer (even though I'm not a plotter), so having ALL of my Choice notes in one place is pretty nice.
That's about all I have to update for writing. I'd love to hear from you!
Now that summer is over, are you working on any projects (writing or otherwise)?
Do you have any goals for August?
If you're a writer, have you used Scrivener?