A TwiFriend (yes I made up that word, Twitter + Friend =TwiFriend) of mine posted something about Scrivener coming to Windows (OMGZ YES I CAN HAZ COOL WRITING TOOLZ). Now I’ve heard of Scrivener and drooled over it but I loathe Mac (and Apple in general) with a burning hatred that cannot be expressed with mere words. Which is saying something as I am fairly verbose (I know I hide it so well../sarcasm). It’s coming out early 2011 (beta is now if you want, I don’t as I’ve been burned with those kind of betas before) and I’m so excited I’m fairly jumping since I’m severely ADHD and anything that helps rein in my wandering attention is a major plus!
Now if you’ve read that article you’ll have noticed that there’s a neat little clause about those who participate in NaNoWriMo and get their 50,000 will get a 50% coupon…dang. Personally I’ve never participated as NaNoWriMo goes against my style of writing. I edit as I go and get all perfectionist about it so writing solely with an eye on the number of words and focusing on editing after would make me grind my teeth to nubs in my sleep 😦 However for $20…I’m actually considering trying it out next month (yes, I am that cheap…). I refuse to forsake this blog so it will mean that my other novel works will have to be put on hold during November so that makes me sad, but at least I’ll keep this up and running…just no artwork I’m sure (I stink, obviously, and it takes like forfreakingever to draw anything). I’ll try to keep the quality of the stories up (though I have not been particularly thrilled with them due to my constant sleep deprivation – which I am working on!) since this blog is very important to me.
Now for what I will write, I think one of my existing novel ideas is the best bet as it will keep me the most motivated. Ancients’ Awakening is out (1. because I love it and simply could not spit out the words for it, I’d be compelled to edit it to perfection which is too time consuming and 2. I am already pretty far into it so yeah out of the question) so that leaves Future Cost or The Aberrants, both of which you can find info about along the sidebar there. I’m leaning towards Future Cost currently as it is the most outlined and detailed but I like its concept better than The Aberrants so I’d be more upset if I ‘ruin’ it by writing it all terribly. It might come down to a coin toss. ;P
Anyways, this ramble was mostly to inform everyone about the awesome news for Scrivener and my (possible) participation in NaNoWriMo. That is all. Have a great week 🙂