I’m working on the finishing stages of a novel. I’m “text complete” and would like to be able to finish up the revision process within 2 months.
I’m on iOS. I’ll use MS Word if I absolutely have no other options, but I prefer not to.
Google Docs worked OK while I was working on chapters individually, but now I’ve collated them and want to be able to make whole-manuscript changes (i.e. rename characters and places if need be).
At 319 pages / 120k words, Google Docs just dies. I’m talking about 500-3000 millisecond lag times. It was starting to annoy me with the 20-25 page chapters, but when you put 300+ pages into one Google Doc, it’s unusable.
Assume that I have limited patience for fighting crappy software but that I’m a programmer (most of you know who I am). What’s the best option? Is Scrivener worth learning and using? Is it worth the $45?