Yesterday was a very productive day and I’m hoping today will be the same. I finally printed out a double spaced copy of my novel so I can start editing and rewriting. Hard to believe it’s 170 pages. I also printed 70 business cards for the conference. I still need to work on my flash entries (short 100 word pieces) and the page cuts entry (the first page of a longer work and a 100 word synopsis of the entire work).
I also downloaded a free trial of Scrivener, a software program that helps to organize writing. I was playing with it for a little while last night and it seems really cool. You can make index cards and post them on a cork board. The program also outlines your novel for you when you open a new folder for each chapter. You can make index cards for characters, scenes, chapters and so much more I didn’t even get to explore yet. That’s my goal for today to post my novel into the program and begin working on getting it into shape.
Since I won NanoWrimo in November (an insane challenge to write 50,000 words in a month) I can get the Scrivener program half price for $20. I think I may have to do that for my birthday because it really looks like it will make my editing process much easier.
Conclusion for Today: I need to take advantage of the moments of energy that I have because the pain and fatigue hit quickly and unexpectedly and stop me in my tracks. I will get my goals accomplished a little at a time.