Benjamin Rosenbaum

Comments on "Second Draft Progress"

Wait - how did you get Scrivener to tell you about the status of your draft? Is there somewhere one can set to track a second pass-through? While as a techie I normally exhaust the possibilities of software, for some reason the writing brain is different and I rarely explore Scrivener beyond what I use.

I like reading these sorts of stats like they were candy, as if there were some sort of magic there, though I never manage to post them myself. A Summer agent plan sounds fun - I look forward to seeing the book. I'm in the agent process now, though the destination of the book is no longer a surprise.

Posted by Ben Parzybok at February 8, 2012 06:04 PM

Hey Ben -- disappointingly, I'm kind of cheating; this is the first draft I'm doing in Scrivener, so it's just the regular Project Statistics manuscript length. It would be great if you could get statistics filtered by status, etc. I wish there was an API! Why, Scrivener, why no API!??

You could of course kludge it by creating a root folder for each draft, dragging structures into it as you revise them, and selecting the draft root folder when doing Project Statistics and using the selection word count...

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at February 8, 2012 06:32 PM

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