humour, Scrivener, software, writing

Dear Scrivener

We’ve been back and forth a few times now, and I have to be clear – this is your last chance.

I’ve taken you out on a few occasions and it’s been a little awkward. I was nervous about getting something wrong, or simply not being able to figure out the way you operate. Because let’s be honest, you’re different. I don’t mean that in a bad way, but I’m not sure it’s in a good way either. It might be, but I need time to figure it out one way or another.

And yet, everyone else raves about you. You’re the best! they say. You’re amazing! Some even claim you’ve changed their whole lives. I want to feel that too! I do. Which is the only reason you’re even getting another chance after that last time when you insisted you couldn’t open the files you yourself generated. But I can’t ignore my friends. They might be right.

You have November to prove to me that we can work together. I’ve done a lot of research, talked to a range of people about the best way to approach this, and we’re doing it. You and me. I’m trusting you not just with a brand new project, but with my first draft of a new project this year. That’s a pretty big deal. I figure if we can’t make it work now, we’re never going to. I want it to work. I do. I’m going to try my hardest, and I hope you do too.

Yours sincerely,



8 thoughts on “Dear Scrivener”

    1. haha I do love Word. It’s just so straight forward, ya know? But, I am determined to give this a proper shot so that if it doesn’t work out I can say I gave it my best 😉

    1. Obviously, neither did I. But I kept having that niggle that I should throw myself right in and see if I couldn’t make it work. We shall see.

  1. Well…. As much as I love Scrivener – I gotta be honest. I haven’t been using it lately – not for my last couple of books anyway. I do, however, still use OmmWriter. In fact – that was the only way I could really write (the little I managed) in Australia.

  2. I love it for the organization. I can have everything I’ve written about my WIP in one place. I don’t have to go hunting for it.

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