So Microsoft Word and I are pretty much BFFs. Well, at least we used to be. When I upgraded from my grandmother's old typewriter I went straight to writing on Word. You see back then my dad was a Microsoft purist (at least if my elementary school memory serves me correct), but now he scoots around with an iPhone and a MacBook. Poor Microsoft, we love you, we really do.
But this past November I attended a NaNoWriMo write-in at Books-a-Million that proved to be way more significant than just getting away from the kids for a few hours. As the rain pattered down outside I only half regretted my iced coffee as the woman next to me detailed the ins and outs of Scrivener. And I fell in love. I wanted that program and I wanted it then. But being the wonderfully responsible person that I am (ha), I knew that it was best to wait. Christmas and road trips were looming around the corner.
So as Valentine's day rolled around my husband and I did what all the other married couples do; we told each other what to get. To be fair we first agreed to no gifts but then my husband shuffled into the room with the sly half grin on his face and said, "So there's this game..." And now I'm happily sitting here working in Scrivener while Word softly weeps in the background.
What software do you use to write?
I apologize for my most recent absence. My blogging has been sporadic at best since my son was born due to a medical issue. These past two months my husband and I were struggling as things seemed to become drastically worse. From switching meds, cutting foods out of my own diet to see if it would help, seeing him drop percentiles on the charts and then ultimately lose weight, and getting three to four hours of sleep at night I had no time or energy for blogging much less barely managing a few written words per day. At our current point in time we're seeing great improvement. I am so excited to be back at the keyboard and look forward to catching back up with everyone.