My introductory post, wahoo!
First: Praise for Scrivener
I just bought Scrivener and started bringing things into it…let me just say that I love it, for me it is perfect in helping me write my book and keeping organized the research in my project. For the project I am on now there is just too much research for MS Word, bookmarks etc to try and handle. It was really starting to handicap me. So again thank you so much for creating this amazing product. I wish I would have found it sooner, but hey at least I found it.
So I have been turning into a complete Scrivener Geek. The last few days I have spent learning everything this software can do, (instead of writing ). I have watched videos, did the tutorial and so forth. That being said after getting things the way I want them, my productivity in one day went up 240% so it was a good investment. (Just one of the many things I love are the targets and statistics. )
[u]Second: Here is my question/wish[/u].
In working with agents/publisher they often want a manuscript of this type to be around 150k words. Well I just write and worry about that later. It looks like I am going to go over that target by probably 15 to 20k based on how I’ve got things mapped out. I am pretty big on self-editing first, so eventually I’ll need to cut away 15-20k after the creative process is done, then apply what Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch advised, “Murder [my] darlings.”
What I am wondering is there a way to have an “editing target?” Where Scrivener sees how many words are in each scene or chapter and I can set a goal to cut out 150 words there, 50 there, or 320 etc etc in another place? Where I can see my progress and have the tracking bars for the visual encouragement along the way?
Maybe in my crunch to learn as much as possible as fast as possible I missed this. Does this exist? If not, I would like to see it.