If you troll around on Livejournal this week (a blog platform used only by fiction writers and Russian revolutionaries, these days) you might think every writer who’s writing anything at all is writing a novel. It’s November. It’s NaNoWriMo. That’s what the cool kids call National Novel Writing Month.
I’m not writing a novel.
Waaaay back in my twenties I tried this “write a novel in a hurry” thing a couple of times. It worked out OK, and I might try it again some time. Maybe next November, even. But this November, I’m standing out from the crowd by NOT writing a novel.
I often tell people who aren’t using Scrivener that they really SHOULD be using Scrivener. Here’s an even better reason: There’s a Scrivener “NaNoWriMo” trial download here. You can use this free trial version during November, then if you write a novel with it and “win” NaNoWriMo you’ll get 50% off the purchase of a Scrivener license. Even if you don’t “win” you can use the “NaNoWriMo” code to get 20% off Scrivener, so why not give it a go?