Reviewing the Novel – with gadgets!
I mentioned in a previous post that I review each day’s writing on paper, making notes as I go and then making corrections the next day. This is great for small (1,000 word or so) chunks, but I’ve found a couple ways to review bigger chunks that are pretty cool:
For the iPad, there is Evernote. This allows me to drag and drop the latest version of my novel into Evernote on my PC and view it on my iPad. It’s cool –and the non-premium version is free– but the formatting is weird. See?
The best thing–and thanks to my friend Kiki for teaching me about this–is Kindle Personal Documents. What this means is that I email a Word doc to myself at my kindle.com email address (if you have a Kindle, you have one), and it shows up on my Kindle like a regular ebook!! Which is crazy awesome when you plan to publish via Kindle. This way I can read my book the way it will someday look to actual readers (plus see where the formatting is fucked up.) Looks cool, huh?
Neither of these solutions (at least the free version of Evernote) allow me to track or make changes, so I still rely on paper for that. But it’s cool to see!