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I'm getting back into the writing saddle. :) So far it's been great getting 5K words on the page in the last 4 days on various projects. I love to storyboard.  I think it's the "Crafter" in me, and no, I don't mean writing craft but like JoAnn's Fabric and Crafts crafting.

Well, after painstakingly storyboarding a WIP with properly colored notecards on my bulletin board, my darling 3 year old pulled all of Mommy's pretty push pins to put them in her treasure box and scattered the cards all over, including the bathroom sink (but they are all clean, in case you were wondering).

I love my little monster. I wasn't even mad, since she does everything I do and I left my office unlocked. One day when she's a writer or something like that, I'll taunt her with all of the extreme writing obstacles she graced me with.

Scrivener just got my $40.
 

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I tried it once before.... wasn't so impressed. But now that I have a 3 book historical fiction series that I'm working on, organization is more important this go around. And since I'm doing the multiple project method at the moment, because I have limited time to write and don't always "feel" like writing on the project I had going at the moment, hence why I now am a prized owner of SIX well-fleshed out ideas with about 5-15K written on each one, a whole novel all together....

So with Scrivener, I'm hoping to put together the project files for my various projects: (Served, Stone, Past Due, His Parson's Wife, Oh So Scandalous (because parson's wife is too big it's getting split into 2 volumes) and Daughters of Derbyshire). Served, Stone, and Past Due are all contemporary fiction. HPW, OSS and DoD are all historical fiction, Austen fan fiction to be exact.

I tested it out this past week and with the freedom to write what I want when I have time to write, I get more done. No shock there, I guess. Since I'm an outliner, with the ability to write 750-1,000 words in 30 minutes, I'm hopeful Scrivener is the tool to really help me ramp up MY production so I can give the awesome ladies like Dalya Moon and Elle Casey a run for their money....

I don't profess that my working method would work for everyone. I know I happen to thrive on crazy. Crazy schedules, crazy deadlines etc. I work around my perfectionist procrastinator streaks that way. Between web development, ebook marketing, app development, and writing books, I have to keep it all juggling so I keep moving forward. Otherwise, I sit and play Facebook games all day. LOL.

 

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cdstephens said:
You ladies must have some really tall three year olds.
LOL I actually do! My daughter is 3.5 and 42". She's 97th percentile for height and weight for a BOY. :)

But my bulletin board was on my desk. Oh. And kids climb.
 

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Oh, man, do I remember that age! Nothing in the house was safe. I felt like I should glue everything in place. It's been a few years but I still think twice before I set my coffee cup down on the end table.
 

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Mine isn't all that tall, but she's a budding gymnast. Like Elizabeth pointed out -- 3-year-olds climb.

(She's pretty tiny, actually. The weight of the average 18-month-old. Actually, closer in weight to the average 1-year-old. Thus, the budding gymnast comment.)
 

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Amanda Brice said:
Mine isn't all that tall, but she's a budding gymnast. Like Elizabeth pointed out -- 3-year-olds climb.

(She's pretty tiny, actually. The weight of the average 18-month-old. Actually, closer in weight to the average 1-year-old. Thus, the budding gymnast comment.)
We're making up the two ends of the specturm. Someone has to be the ends of the bell curve. LOL.

Mine has professed herself to be a ballerina.
 

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Elizabeth, Scrivener's the best investment you'll ever make in your writing career. It doesn't matter what crazy things I want to do, whether I'm in pantser or outliner mode or some strange place inbetween, Scrivener can handle it.
 
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