I am forever looking for the perfect place to capture all of my writing. As in, all of it: Notebook-y stuff I want to jot down, The Novel that’s not getting written, screenplays and pilots and pitch documents, important emails (the kind I edit before I send), the odd commercial script, even forum posts like this one.
My needs are pretty simple. I write in text, just text, and I tend not to add photos or movies or big files of any kind to my stuff. There’s no need.
So, tonight, the following occurred to me: “Why would I ever leave Scrivener?” And, more specifically, “Why would I ever leave this Scrivener project?”
Why would I not just make one single Scrivener file (that gets backed redundantly) with everything in it. Is there any reason not to do that? With just text, there’s no chance of the project getting too big. I back up like a crazy person — even to the point of printing hard copies for files — so I’m not worried about having all my eggs in one basket.
I mean, I’m right, right? There is no earthly reason not to just write everything in one, big Scrivener project. It’s going to be a lot of words all in one place, but Scrivener can do that, yes?
I would love the forum’s input as to why I’m wrong/right/crazy.