a.k.a. Tracy Abell (tracyworld) wrote,
a.k.a. Tracy Abell
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Friday Five: The Scrivener Edition

                 





In honor of massively computer-challenged Me learning how to use Scrivener for Windows
(writing software adored by oodles of writers), here are some glimpses into my journey:
 
                                                                                            image from morguefile.com
 
1) Yesterday I shed tears of frustration and pulled my hair. Literally.
 
2)  Today I teared up a tiny bit when faced with something I absolutely did not understand,
and then wiped away those tears and told myself "You might not even need to know that."
 
3)  My mantra: Even if I master only a tiny percentage of what this program can do, 
that tiny percentage will be huge in comparison to what I knew about Scrivener last week.
 
4)  The thought of writing with a "corkboard" and "index cards" has kept me going, and sure enough,
those are the features I'm "mastering" and will be able to use right from the start.
 
5)  I'm sure it doesn't count for anything but I feel better prepared to learn this software
having read Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener in my sophomore English class.
 
Anyone else out there have an emotion-laden time learning this software?
(For those who mastered it without a problem, it's probably best to keep that to yourself.)
 
                       
Tags: learning curve, prevail, scrivener, writing - tips and tools
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