Stackedit is no longer my favourite editing program because it sucks now.
Basically, it doesn't like any file much over 25000 words and its save function doesn't. This, as you can imagine, puts a serious crimp on my style. Especially since my aim is generally WAY more than 25000 words.
I started writing this thing on Novl'r as a way of keeping my shit together. Then I 'ported it to Stack so I could work on it at a professional level.
Now that it's Summer, I really need to do the novel on my Lappy, because air con.
And the newest version of Stack, which I can't revert from, keeps pulling this shit:
[Shown here: Screenshot of Stackedit where the text is cut off mid-sentence. Also, you get a rare non-Patreon peek at some of my ongoing novel]
I can't add anything. I especially can't save my changes. It all goes back to this noise.
I'm sure you can imagine how badly this pisses me off.
So I 'ported everything BACK to Novl'r so I could get something firkin DONE, yesterday, and got the words in and more. Because each new editor has its own way of counting the words. Go figure.
This morning, Beloved has introduced me to the Free Trial version of iA Writer which is a lot like Stack, but annoying in different ways.
- We can train iA to work with Google Drive
- BUT... it's not the fastest updater in the west
- Which means that I need to really make sure I'm settled for the interim before working on the thing
On the upside, it was relatively fast to 'port everything back out of Novl'r and into iA, so that's okay. And if I still love it when the free trial period runs out, it's going to cost us $40 for one complete app.
The other contender in the editor race was Ulysses, which works on a membership basis and promises to smack us for $60 per YEAR. Yeah. Not my favourite option.
My BEST option would be being able to use the free trial of iA for the rest of existence, but I know my chances are not that great.
So... until the next fuckup happens to ruin my style... I'm on iA now.
You watch. Three more fuckups and I'll be back on TextWrangler, where I started doing firkin fanfic.