Next Monday is November 1st and for us would-be wordsmiths, that date has special import as the first day of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Over the next thirty days, tens of thousands of would-be novelists will smash out as much prose as they can, trying to finish the first draft of a short, complete novel before the clock strikes midnight on November 30th.
In order to help novelists prepare for the orgy of fiction that will all but consume the lives of Mac-using NaNoWriMo next month, Scrivener — our favorite project planner for writers and novelists — has seen fit to release the public preview of the much anticipated 2.0 update… and it’ll be completely free to use until December 7th.
It gets better. If you’re planning on attacking NaNoWriMo next month, the guys over at Literature and Latte are willing to offer you a deal: if you manage to hit your goal of 50,000 words during NaNoWriMo, you’ll qualify for a 50% discount on Scrivener 2.0 starting in December.
Don’t make your quota? No problem. When Scrivener 2.0 goes on sale next week, just use the discount code NANOWRIMO during purchase for an additional 20% off of the normal license fee of $45.