Hi Beta Testers,
A warm welcome to Jennifer aka MimeticMouton to the Literature & Latte team to assist with vital support on the forums. [url]https://forum.literatureandlatte.com/t/welcome-aboard-jennifer/12594/1] There was some pretty funny responses to this post particularly fgriesers and wocks. First thing I have to do now is get me a decent avatar logo: Keith, Jennifer and others are way ahead of the game here. Seriously, Jennifer it’s a privilege to have you on-board.
In response to my previous post on the 27th April, thank you all for your fabulous-continued-support. I know I keep using those standard words, well, but, dammit, you folks just - rock!
They’ll be no payment plans, but once again, I’m touched that many of you keep raising and supporting the issue. We will deliver awesome software before we charge for it. For both Keith and I, Scrivener has never been about the money. It’s all about passion and the writing.
Turning my back two years ago on an excellent career, huge salary, bonuses, and ridiculous share options as a previous senior banking IT executive was the best thing I ever did. And no, the Global Financial Crisis was not my fault - I was just responsible for building some of the systems that tracked all our loses. Seriously though, Scrivener rescued and rejuvenated me. I’ve never worked so hard in my life, or now, ate so much boiled rice. Just kidding with the rice part. I love every moment of it - well almost every moment - beta 022 save bugs aside - which I’m still gutted about.
Here’s an extract from an email that I sent Keith almost 9 months ago about what Scrivener means to me:
Since then, we launched the beta and the workload rose exponentially. 90-98 hour weeks become common for many months (Keith did warn me about that too - but pain is often the best teacher), but looking back all these thoughts remain poignant and true today. I love doing what I’m doing. Scrivener for Windows and Linux will be amazing when it’s released. I’m learning to pace myself now for obvious reasons that many of you kept prodding this stubborn mule about for months so I actually make it across the first finish line. All of you are integral in making this amazing thing we’re all involved with happen. I’m not sure how much each of you really understands the difference you all make - but to me this community is highly significant in the evolution of Scrivener. It’s the most genuine, positive, proactive, responsible, funny, cranky at times community I’ve had the pleasure of being part of. It’s also rescued me a few times when I’ve swam too far offshore.
P.S. Well wishes to the newly wed Royal couple. Come on, own up, I know you all watched it too.