Thus begins the final week of tweaking Starforgers before I send it off to my editor. I’m checking my list for things I may have missed and editing here and there as I read through it for the umpteenth time. Many of the changes suggested by my Beta Readers were incorporated into this new draft. But not everything. That’s my prerogative as the writer.
An equipment note. I’ve moved the Starforgers manuscript to Word on the MacBook for editing. Unfortunately, the MacBook has been assimilated by my family and getting time on it is rare. So hopefully I won’t ruffle too many feathers this week. We really need to get a second full size laptop. I’d love to get a cheaper Windows laptop and load Linux on it for my own personal writing machine. But the truth is, I need Word. My editor uses Word for her edits and so do many other publishers and editors. Word is still a mandatory program for a writer. I can create in LibreOffice on my HP Mini, but editing still need to happen on Word. I might be shelling out for a new MacBook Air this fall.
I’ve also updated Scrivener on my MacBook and I’m toying with using it to write Starveyors, my next novel. Scrivener has changes a bunch since I first used it for my second novel. I’m having to figure it all out again. I’ll get into it more in-depth next month while I wait for my manuscript to come back from the editor. I have created a file for Starveyors and imported my notes. Next up is to start the outline. Can you do that in Scrivener? Or does it happen as you create chapters? I guess I’ll find out. If not, I’ll be back to the spreadsheet for the outline.
Okay, you are all caught up on my writer news as of today. Carry on.