Obviously, one of the first things you do when you sign a book deal is decide what software you’re going to use to write your book. (Maybe I should have looked into this before I signed the book deal?)
I’ve actually been using Scrivener off and on for more than two years – and I love it. If you’re driving a Mac, I recommend downloading the trial for Scrivener and trying it out. (Good news for your Windows writers, there’s a beta version of Scrivener that you can try too.)
There’s one reason I like Scrivener better than Word (or any other writing tool for that matter) it’s meant for writing books. Everything you need is in one software package. Your entire work is easily accessed – no multiple files, no confusing Word document merging, no unwieldy research folders – everything is in one place.
Back to writing. Please let me know what you think, or if you have any questions, I’d be happy to try answer them.