With my debut romantic suspense novel releasing next week, you can bet I’ve been spending a lot of time in revisions over the last few months. Everyone has their own process for handling edits in Scrivener, but since some of you have asked, here’s mine. I make all of my changes directly in Scrivener. I
My husband caught me standing in front of my computer staring off into space once. “What are you doing?” he asked. Me: “Working.” I’ve been doing a lot of that kind of work lately. Hours and hours of it. It’s directly related to the revise-and-resubmit letter I got from an editor a couple weeks ago.
Planning to edit a file, but don’t want to lose your current version? Try Snapshots. The Snapshots feature has been upgraded in Scrivener 2.x and is now infinitely more useful. Let’s take a look. Create a Snapshot of Your Current File Use these steps when your cursor is in the editor pane of the file
If you’re planning to revise a scene (or whole section of your MS), it’s smart to keep a backup of the old version in case you change your mind. Especially if you’re making major changes. Within Scrivener, one option for keeping the original version of a scene is through the Snapshots feature. It allows you
If you’re a writer, I highly recommend Natalie Whipple’s “Stages of Editing” post from her blog Between Fact & Fiction. You will not regret the time spent reading it. I plan to print and bookmark the page, and review her list when I start revisions at the beginning of February. One thing that jumped out
Whenever I have company coming, I notice things that have been invisible to me for weeks. Dust on the end table, a pair of socks in the corner that I’ve walked past 100 times, writing paraphernalia stacked on the table. When I look at my house through the eyes of a guest, I see all
Most non-writers believe that once you type “The End”, you’re done. Hah! Far from it. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve revised Counting on You (a.k.a. COY) since I “finished” it. The first couple of revisions were based on things I’d learned (through workshops, books on writing, and experience) since starting