On Scrivener, Critique Partners, and that Pesky Inner Editor

Hi guys! Just thought I’d give a semi-update.

It has taken me weeks to get back into writing, mainly because of the mess I left myself with. I was writing out of chronic logical order (which I almost never do). As a result, I was left unsure of what needed to be written, and where to place the chuck of text. This is where Scrivener came it, to help organize my WIP into something that made sense. Now I know exactly what needs to be written, and where it needs to be placed. I’m sure that, at the very least, most of you have heard of Scrivener. Do you use the program? Do you like it? I feel like it’s been a life-saver, and now I’m ready to tackle this WIP.

Currently, I’m at 30k, and I need to write about 30k more. Hopefully, this first draft will be finished by the end of this month. I’m determined. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that I can allow this first draft to suck. It doesn’t have to be perfect. That inner editor, that green monster of jealousy, seems to come out when I feel the most inspired, though. If I can finish this draft, though, June will be spent unleashing that inner editor to mold this WIP into something that I can be proud of.

Currently, I am looking for critique partners to mainly plot with. I’m not ready to share most of my work, but I’m open to exchanging my first few chapters to other writers still trudging through their first (or maybe second or third) draft. Once I finish my draft, and I have something more substantial to share, the real work can begin. A critique partner isn’t my biggest priority, though. I’m just sending the offer out there, because I would love to have someone to exchange with. Just contact me at cannefrye@gmail.com if interested.

Until next time, happy writing!

–Cassie

 

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