And Day One of 2012.

Completed 1243 words of new fiction today. Also pulled all the files over from Ashes Ascendant into Scrivener, so I can finish the project there. Since I already had a bunch of the novel done, I had a lot of copy/paste and outline setup to accomplish, but I think it was worth it. Already feeling pretty good about using the software – I’ve used straight LibreOffice for writing for some time now, but picked up a Scrivener license now that the Windows version has been released (and hey, I had a half off coupon from completing NaNoWriMo, so why not?).
I’ve gone through and entered chapters for each chapter, and broken those chapters into scenes, so I have a rough outline of every scene. Then I pasted in the scenes from the LibreOffice document. Took a couple hours of work, interspersed with watching TV with relatives, so I wasn’t working at peak performance. Not a huge time sink, and it’s nice to have the outline sitting there on screen so I know what’s coming next. Still a few holes to fill in, but the book is proceeding apace.
Most important, I think – I started off the year right. It was a busy day, with a birthday party, my wife and I sick and two of the kids just recovering from being sick yesterday (thankfully, seems to be a quick but nasty fever/congestion bug). All sorts of excuses to miss a day. But I had an urge to kick things off properly regardless, so I made sure to make time to do so.  😉
I won’t report on this sort of progress daily. I don’t want to bore you all! But as a ‘getting launched right’ post, I thought it was worth telling you about.
Hope your New Year’s Day went well, too!


4 Replies to “And Day One of 2012.”

  1. Always nice to see another Scrivener convert. Hope you enjoy using it. I spent a nice quiet New Year’s day, just me and my computer working our way through draft three of the NaNo novel.

    1. As far as I’m concerned, the jury is still out on Scrivener. 😉 For a long time I held off simply because I don’t want to write with a program that has so many “toys” that they get in the way of the writing! But I’m giving it a shot, and I do like the ability to basically “build the book” scene by scene right on the computer, before I even write it.

  2. Always nice to see another Scrivener convert. Hope you enjoy using it. I spent a nice quiet New Year’s day, just me and my computer working our way through draft three of the NaNo novel.

    1. As far as I’m concerned, the jury is still out on Scrivener. 😉 For a long time I held off simply because I don’t want to write with a program that has so many “toys” that they get in the way of the writing! But I’m giving it a shot, and I do like the ability to basically “build the book” scene by scene right on the computer, before I even write it.

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