On Macs and Scrivener

Well, it’s been spectacularly warm and sunny here—a beautiful Indian Summer—and the page proofs for the mass market paperback edition of Darkling Fields of Arvon are off to Baen. Everything looks good. Meanwhile I’m getting myself familiarized with the Scrivener program—much-acclaimed software devised for writers—novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, academics, the whole range of the tribe of wordsmiths—and created originally for Macs, but now available in a PC-friendly version. It’s a kind of word-processing program designed to help writers organize and facilitate their work. I bought Scrivener soon after I switched to a Mac for the first time early this summer, after my PC laptop bit the dust. I had heard so many good things about Macs, how well-built and reliable they were. It seemed to me it was a good time to make the switch. Besides, I had gotten used to the Mac operating system at the office where I work. So far I’m quite satisfied with my Mac laptop and impressed by the many facets of Scrivener.  I’ve loaded my Hidden Kingdom files into the program. It should enhance my productivity, and Jim’s too, I hope, since he’s on board with Scrivener as well on his PC.

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  • Gabriel

    Hello Mr. Sebanc!
    Granted this post is now a little old, but I just found it after all. I bought the first two books of your fantasy epic back in 2009 and 2010, and considering I was not hearing anything more about them, I had thought the series fell through (I was aware that there were supposed to be three or four) before it could be finished. After seeing some of the posts here, I’m happily surprised to see that it is still alive and kicking! :)

    Now that I have said all that, my question is this: How close are you guys in finishing the third book of the series? Do you expect it to published anytime soon? Or will it be years before that happens? And actually, if your do plan on making this a four part series, when do you think the series would end by? Before 2020? Granted I know these maybe hard to answer, I’m just trying to get a feeling of when this series will be complete.
    Thanks and God bless!

    October 13, 2011 >> 1:58 am

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