Trouble with Scrivener freezing

Hi, I’m fairly new to Scrivener and love the software, however there are things I’m not familiar with yet. I’m working on a novel and using Scrivener and suddenly, as I use the software, it freezes on me almost every other word, which is getting me concerned that it’s going to crash and loose my writing. Does anyone have any tips on what I can do to avoid or fix it from freezing. I have checked for updates and it says I have the latest version.
Thanks in advance for any help

What is your autosave interval set for? You can change it at Tools -> Options -> General. If it’s too short, you might find that Scrivener tries to save every time you take your hands off the keyboard, which can be annoying.

You might also try the latest beta version, available at
It includes, among other things, quite a few performance improvements.