Saturday, March 7, 2009

Another Advantage of Scrivener

I've blogged before about the advantages of using Scrivener. I found another one today: no page count. As you write, the running tally on the bottom of the screen is for words, not pages. And it's words per chapter, not per project (unless you go in and change the settings). And I suck at numbers so much that I can't really look at word counts of multiple chapters and figure out what's really going on. I've just been typing away, hoping that what I end up with looks like a book.

So today I decided to see just how close all this work I've been doing actually does look like a book, so I transferred it all to Word. And all those words add up to 50 pages. I hadn't even noticed. I usually really care about hitting the 50 page mark.

But I've been more focused on writing the words than on the word count...and that's a much better way to write.
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