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November 2021
5Worldbuilding Ideas...
18Another Story Idea? / Debating Scrivener

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Another Story Idea? / Debating Scrivener
November 18, 2021

I was just a fraction of the way into my worldbuilding when a story idea jumped out at me. So... the worldbuilding is not on the front burner at the moment, but still close enough that I can add to it as needed.

Now what? I have the gist of a story and about 5-10 "chapters" figured out. After that, I have no idea.

I don't even know what the story is really about yet. Something about first contact between two sapient species/cultures who have never met before... in a fantasy setting. I read what I jotted down so far and it feels rushed, yet I currently don't know how to slow it down or what to change so it happens more naturally. I guess that's what editing (and more worldbuilding) will be for.

Did I mention that I set a personal writing goal on the NaNo site? I am not doing NaNoWriMo this year, but I have a goal to try and reach 25K words between November 15 and the end of the year. I hope I can do it.

And maybe, eventually, I'll share the story here.

Oh... I think I forgot to mention that I recently found out that Scrivener 3 is out for Windows. It's supposedly been out since late March of this year but I only learned of it in July. And now I'm finally getting around to talking about it in this journal.

So, I've been looking at videos and opinions on the writing software and I really want to try it. I've had version 1 for years, but I haven't opened it this year. Since this is a major upgrade... I'll have to buy it if I like it. The good news is, the 30-day free trial is 30 days of use, not 30 days from the day I download it. So, I can try it and try to stretch out the free trial until I can afford it (if I like it). My worry is that I'll like it so much that I'll use up those 30 days and then be stuck until I know I can spend money on it.

This week's debate... when do I download it? Now? Next week? A month before my birthday? Hopefully, no later than that.

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