I spent much of my weekend in the writing cabin, getting acquainted with Storyist, (love it) writing, and working on the cabin. 'Twas fantastic. I'm grateful for for the time and for my wife who understands my obsession.
Can you teach an old dog new tricks? I certainly hope so. This old dog is learning the Mac after 20+ years of PC use. So far, so good; but so far, I've only touched on the basics. Whatever it is, I always want mastery of it. I might have to give it a few years...
I'm also learning Storyist as I have just abandoned my beloved Scrivener. It seems to have a fairly quick learning curve and I couldn't be happier to have my writing program with me at all times. Mac, iPhone and iPad. They've got me covered.
You can pick up a free kindle copy of Emmettville, today through the 18th. If you like it, leave a review. Simple, right?
For those of you, who like me, have been eagerly awaiting the iOS release of Scrivener, (for years now) you know what I'm talking about. Just when I thought, public beta testing should begin any day now, they announce they're looking for another iOS developer... There've been some problems, you see... No kiddin.'
I've grown weary of writing in my plain text editors to allow for syncing; I want more. Of course I do—I'm a Scrivener user. (I worry about all of this too much. I should just be writing, I know.) My impatience spurred me to purchase Storyist for iOS. Good synching between devices and some of the "more" I've been missing. With Storyist, I can't write on my PC. It's Mac only, but that's okay. After the first draft is done I can import it to Scrivener and then to Word. It'll be great. But, wait, what's this?
I like Storyist! Maybe I still like Scrivener a little better, but Storyist is quite good and growing on me, and they have an iOS app. That's enough for me. And just like that, I've converted. My new MacBook Pro is on the way. Will I switch back to Scrivener if they ever get the iOS version functional? Perhaps, but I'm done holding my breath on that one. For now, I am quite happily scrivening in Storyist.
Rusty Henrichsen is an Eastern Washington based thriller writer. Emmettville is his debut novel and he is the author of numerous, twisted short stories. Look for his second novel in the summer of 2016.