Thursday, February 19, 2009

Laying it all Out

I’m a couple of days late on my target for a new post. I’m TRYING to do one every week. So far in February I have, let’s see if I can keep it up!

L&D Update - After much haggling in my head I still hadn’t been able to work out the plot points and holes I knew I had. So at work I laid everything out on the large table we use for the next day’s work schedule. I went over all of it, amazed at how much that clarified my thinking. I found the holes and made notes on what to fill them with and re arranged about half a dozen scenes to make it flow better.

I am SO much happier with it now. I need to upload my changes on the computer, reprint and look at it again, trying to add more notes on what I want to happen in the scene, setting, POV, etc.

On my rant last week - Still mad, BUT we have a meeting in the morning with said alphabet company and hopefully we can find a solution we are all happy with. I’ll let you know next week how it works out. I’ve been in a mad rush the last two days printing to show them the facts to support our claims. I believe at least 2 trees may have supported my cause in the paper that I used.

Do you use Windows programs or Macs? I’m strictly a Windows girl, work doesn’t lend itself to the Mac world, or at least it didn’t ten years ago. Now I have so much invested in custom programming and computers, servers and the like I couldn’t switch over now if I really wanted to. But Leah was showing me a program that she uses for writing that I would LOVE to have. Scrivener. It looks amazing and fun to play with. Apparently you can pull images, web pages, quotes, random writing, whatever in the research section to keep you organized better. And don’t get me started on the corkboard section. Looks like lots of fun. Oh, and I think Marley is blogging about it today too. Check it out!

2 comments:

Marley Delarose, Author said...

Hey, Dani, hope that whole Alphabet company thing turns out well for you. Also for Windows users a Scrivener type software, I've heard, is Celtx. They have a demo and so does Write It Now which is a pretty handy program.

Good grief, my verification word is death. hmmm.

Dani said...

Thanks on the well wishes. The meeting did go well, we just have to see how they follow through now. I'm hopeful, but still going to wait before saying anything. :)

I'll have to go check out Celtx. I looked at Write It Now and I actually had it on my last laptop but it didn't work out well for me. I think it required much more time than I was prepared to give. Or at least that is what I thought. Maybe I was just lazy. I'll check out the other one though.