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Not doing NaNoWriMo, but Scrivener is a yes

November 02, 2013 | 1 Minute Read

I’m not doing NaNoWriMo. Again.

Perhaps it’s because I don’t have time and I’m really getting in the way of myself. Perhaps it’s because I just want to move on my own schedule. Perhaps it’s because I always feel NaNoWriMo is extremely gimmicky and gimmicky doesn’t work for me. Perhaps it’s because, at the moment, I want to get out a short story, not a novel.

For whatever reason, I won’t do NaNoWriMo again for the umpteenth year in a row. That’s okay; I don’t have anything against people who do do it. It’s just not for me, and I suspect it’s not for a lot of people.

I have been writing, however, and more than just code. I have been trying out the program Scrivener, and while I’m a bit apprehensive of paying $40 for a piece of software that isn’t a resource-intensive first person shooter, I think I’m going to end up buying it. It’s actually a great word processor combined with a fantastic project management suite. I still want to try it, though, for the next 24 days I have it free. I think I can get at least 3,000 more words out of it on that.

Now, if only Aeon Timeline can be brought over to Windows, that would be excellent.