Notebooks vs computer programs

I love technology. I especially love writing technology. I switched from a PC to a Mac so that I could use Scrivener. The big joke was a year later they opened Scrivener for PCs so I would have been okay, but by then I was too busy being a mac person to care.

I love how Scrivener makes it so clean madly jot notes everywhere. I could set up the whole behind the scenes behind the curtain and make notes to myself as possible. When I first started Misbegotten 2.0, within six weeks I had about forty thousand words all lined up. It took until I got stuck on what should have been a great scene that I realized that all those words were wrong. I tried editing them off the page, but that didn’t work. So I started over again, and again, and again.

I switched to notebook and pen about a week ago just so that I would spend less time fussing with the technology and more time actually writing. So far so good, but we’ll see how it goes. I already know that I need a reason why the boys crossed the river, and while it’s not in the text it’s in the notes. Writing that scene will be interesting.

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