30 Days Later


What do you know? 30 days later and, apparently, I wrote a book. I did parts of it on my Tandy 102, which was fun, but most of it I wrote using Scrivener and moving back and forth between my MacBook Air, iMac, and iPad. Scrivener can sync your work via dropbox so you can work from multiple machines as long as you are careful with your sync habits. I even wrote 900 words or so using Scrivener on my iPhone, just to see what it was like. It's a pretty cool app, great for organizing your book and keeping track of your word counts and goals. It was also easy to import the text from my T102 into the overall manuscript.

And we're off!

Last year I participated in National November Writing Month. I didn't really have a plan going into it but it was pretty fun. I only got around 10,000 words done. Once I hit a few roadbumps I found it hard to get back into it, partially because I wasn't really into my chosen subject matter, and mostly because it's hard to commit to writing 1,666 words each and every day for a month.

This year I'm back at it with, hopefully, a more engaging plot idea and I hope to see it through until the end.