Dolphins see themselves in a mirror
everyone should stop and reblog dolphins in a mirror
Dolphin: NO WONDER THE ICE CAPS ARE MELTING. IM FUCKIN HOT.
So this is what trust looks like.
this is what it feels like
Nope. She is trusting him, not the other way around.
So last night our house flooded. We’re safe, thank goodness, and it looks like our insurance will cover much of the structural damage. But we’re still looking at thousands of dollars in lost furniture, carpeting, computers, kids’ toys, books, clothes, etc. When I posted this picture to twitter, a lot of folks asked for a donate link so they could help out. So I’m reposting here, and letting folks know that my paypal is email@example.com. Thanks for thinking of us - and stay dry, everyone!
Signal boost. Saladin Ahmed is the author of the acclaimed Throne of the Crescent Moon, and he and his family have a big mess on their hands after storms in their area last night.
"You would tell your younger sister or your daughter that she is beautiful, and you wouldn’t be lying. Because she is. And so are you." - Amy Poehler
a dead scene kid is trying to contact me through captcha
One of my favorite aspects of NaNoWriMo in my pre-Scrivener days was it’s ability to calculate how many words you needed to write a day to complete your NaNo goal. This was something I’d always calculated by hand before, so to find a program that did the math for me? Awesome.
You can imagine, then, my joy upon discovering that the very same auto-calculate feature is on Scrivener for Mac. Except it’s a tad bit better, because you can customize it to your needs.
Unfortunately this feature, as of this writing, is still a Mac-only feature. But my hope is this will someday change and I’d guess that when it does, the process will be pretty similar. So.
For my Mac friends with Scrivener! Here’s how to set up your very own writing goal within the program:
- Go to Project > Show Project Targets.
- Select the word goal (highlighted in blue) and type in your word count goal for your manuscript.
- Go to“Options…”
- Select your deadline.
- Check “Automatically calculate from draft deadline.”
- If you won’t be writing every day of the week, choose what days of the week you plan to write on.
- If you want to write on the day of your deadline, make sure that’s checked off.
- Click OK.
And that’s it! Now every time you write, you can check how many words you need to keep to your goal by looking at “Show Project Targets” (which is under the Project menu, in case you forgot). And at midnight, it recalculates every day (assuming you did step 5) to keep you on target.
I especially love the auto-calculation, because when you miss a day, it adjusts for you so you can easily see what you need to do to make it up over time. And on the other side, when you write more than you need to, it’s pretty gratifying to see the number of words you need to meet your goal slowly decrease over time. :)
Do you use this feature on Scrivener?
This will not help everyone and some of you may plan in a completely different way. However, a lot of people struggle with where to begin so here we go.
Where do I start?
I would make a mindmap of everything you already know about your novel. This can be…