My debut novel to be published

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Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:39 am Post

I wrote my first NaNoWriMo novel last November, and in March, this year found an agent. Last month, I was signed by HarperCollins. The novel, The Cartographer, is a literary novel of 112 000 words, and was written on Scrivener, the greatest invention since the ballpoint pen. Could I have written it without Scrivener? Yes. Would I have had as much fun? No. But more importantly, Scrivener is the right tool for the way I write. I like to have as many things open as I can, and I use most of the functions and tools. 'Keywords' is, I think, so hot. I have a 27" screen, so I would really like to be able to open 3 or 4 'split' screens. But if it's not in the new version, that'll be ok, as I'm sure I'll be able to find a way to rig it.

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Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:46 am Post

Hearty congrats, mandrake. :D Keep us posted as events unfold.
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Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:57 pm Post

Well done! It is always excellent to see someone cross the line between aspiration and achievement and as we all know, this particular journey is a long one.

Be proud :)

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Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:11 pm Post

Congrats and be sure to send an email to NaNo HQ to let them know so they can list you on the website!


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Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:13 am Post

Congrats! :mrgreen:
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Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:56 pm Post

Congratulations! I have a historical out this year from HarperCollins as well. Sounds like I would like Cartographer. I'll keep my eye out for it!

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Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:46 am Post

Congratulations! Although Scrivener 2.0 won't have more than two splits in the same window, it will have QuickReference windows for opening more documents. Oh, and as I said to Vanitha, if you ever feel like writing us a small testimonial for the published authors page... :)

Congrats again,
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