Seriously, you all, I was completely stuck. I've shared here that I'm working on a bigger writing project than I have before--a book about making things . . . and about how everybody says they don't have time to make things . . . and how the reasons they give aren't the reasons they think they are.
So far: I've tackled . . .
"I Don't Have Time"; "I'm Too Tired"; "I'm Not That Talented"; "I've Got Too Many Unfinished Projects"; "I Can't Make Any $ At It"; "I Don't Have Room"; "I Feel Guilty"; and "It's Just Too Hard"
(If you've got one not listed there--DO tell me.)
So I've been working all year on this project. Writing like crazy. And about a month ago I came to a complete standstill on the project. Like a dead stop. If it were a house, there were no doors. And I couldn't find my footing to free climb and drop down through the chimney.
And then . . . drumroll: I found SCRIVENER.
Good gravy it was like Christmas for me. The thing is so helpful for long projects that most of what I've been thinking since I started using it is that I'M SUPER SAD I DIDN'T FIND IT 15 YEARS AGO.
The thing lets me see the project in layers, and for my weird mind, that's just what I needed. So I'm back at it--some of you have been kind enough to read early drafts. And I'm crazy grateful for that. The projects really grown since those drafts left here, and I'm hoping to have it wrapped up in the early Spring.
In the meantime, go get Scrivener for yourself if you're working on a long writing project for any reason. Oh--and also go get Scapple which is a super fun brainstormy software that's like two hands under a stuck food for a boost up.
High Five to the ScrivenerScapple Guy!