Yes, you heard me.
I’m in love. Or at least I think that I am.
Is my search finally over? Can I now simply “get on” with my life?
I’ve weighed the pros and cons and analyzed the situation to determine what would be best for me so no more procrastinating.
I’ve made my decision and I’m sticking to it.
yWriter5 is the software writing program I think I love. I have been testing it out over the past few days and I think that the two of us will have a long and healthy relationship.
After reading lots of reviews online about the pros and cons of using Evernote, OneNote, Scrivener, and yWriter, I narrowed my choices down to yWriter5 and Scrivener.
Though I am addicted to my Evernote for keeping ideas, lists, notes, and drafts of potential blog posts, I don’t think that it would be well-suited for writing a novel. And already being versed in Evernote, I don’t feel like cheating with OneNote.
Besides the fact that Scrivener costs around $40.00, numerous reviews spoke about a steep learning curve and tons of wonderful features that go underutilized by even experienced Scriveners. Being frugal (*cough cough cheap*) and for someone like me who refuses to read any kind of instructional manual, the words “steep learning curve” sealed the deal for testing out yWriter first.
I uploaded all of my posts that are currently under The Story So Far and can already see that being able to write scenes and drag and drop them in a better order will be priceless, especially since my preference is for writing my most interesting scenes and then linking them all together.
yWriter5 even has options to keep track of the Point of View, the Location, the Goals and the Characters involved in each scene.
My plan is to continue playing around with yWriter5 during this month of August and setting some SMART goals for September to follow through on in October before hitting NaNoWriMo in November.
Do you have any “novel” plans? What are you using as software?
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