Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:32 pm Post
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:34 am Post
Also, on which days did I work on which chapters?
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:27 pm Post
AmberV wrote:Please refer to this response from the developer. In excerpt:
“This is the feature that I said would just cause demands for more and more features. This is not at all strange logic, as we are talking about a feature that is outside the scope of Scrivener in the first place. So, what I am saying is that adding this feature would be a lot more work than it might seem in the first place, and even then, everybody would want something different from it because of the personal nature of goal and record keeping. I know this, because I’ve seen similar requests over the years and they are all different. Thus, I believe it is the sort of thing best left to another, dedicated, app.”
You will also find that timers have also been discussed in the past as well with a few forum searches, if you want to see the reasoning behind why there is no such thing in the software (it is very similar to the above though).
[/quote]Also, on which days did I work on which chapters?
That, on the other hand, you can already do. Add the “Modified Date” column to your outliner to see when each individual section in the Binder was last edited. This will be even more useful in the future when we implement column sorting.
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:27 am Post
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:28 am Post
Do you know of any dedicated app that would do something like that?
Ah, that’s pretty nice. But I meant to see per chapter the days I worked on it.
Instead we have a great writing platform which necessitates hacking together other productivity tracking tools…
After all, if you can’t create exactly the perfect writing program for everyone–or exactly what everyone says they want–then why even try, right? That’s the logic as I understand it.
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:06 pm Post
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:18 pm Post
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:17 pm Post
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:39 am Post
Fri May 30, 2014 1:49 am Post
KB wrote:The philosophy with which Scrivener is developed now is *exactly* the philosophy used when it was created. I set out to write the perfect app for *me*. As it came to be used by others, I added and refined things based on user suggestions to make it more generally useful where I thought the additions and refinements fitted in with my vision for the program. Occasionally I have added features that I later wish I hadn't, but I have never, ever added features in the hope of making Scrivener into some sort of catch-all that will appeal to absolutely everybody, because that way madness lies (and you end up with software that appeals to nobody).
We simply cannot add every feature that every single user requests, and nor would we want to. I do understand that some users love tracking what they write every day and keeping graphs and such, but it's something that has never appealed to me and therefore not something I would implement well given that it's the sort of thing I see more as a distraction from writing (even though I'm sure some users find it helps motivate them). It's the sort of thing best kept as part of a separate, dedicated program, I think. Of course, if another writing package offers what you want, then you should most definitely use that software instead of Scrivener if, on balance, that software fits your workflow better.
All the best,
Fri May 30, 2014 4:16 pm Post
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:33 am Post
Kinsey wrote:I have never understood the obsession with tracking writing statistics, as I cannot imagine a scenario where it helps me to know that I was 10% more productive today than I was last Friday. Word counts are, in any case, such poor measures of productivity. Many times I have read over the words I've written, sighed, and murdered the whole lot of them.
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:27 pm Post
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:53 am Post
Bluesman wrote:That's fine, but I like having a rough idea of what I've done in a day. Word counts may not be a perfect way to measure progress, but at least it's something, especially when you're in the phase of getting the story down.
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:38 pm Post
Kinsey wrote:Bluesman wrote:That's fine, but I like having a rough idea of what I've done in a day. Word counts may not be a perfect way to measure progress, but at least it's something, especially when you're in the phase of getting the story down.
Why not use Project Statistics? Make a note of your draft's word count at the start of the day, and then make a note of it at the end of the day. Follow that with a little subtraction, and you have your daily word count.
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