Goals and charts are now available in the new Storyblue 1.1 release!
Get the update now from the Download page — free for registered users!
Have you ever done NaNoWriMo? (If not, it’s the world-wide phenomenon in which thousands of people attempt to write 50,000 words in November.) If so, you know how motivating it is to see that word count bar creep up slowly, day by day, until it hits 50,000 (or doesn’t, in which case it turns demotivating).
We here at the airy and beautiful mountain offices of manythingsblue have taken inspiration and creative spark from that knowledge, and said to ourselves: “Seeing progress is motivating! Having a goal is motivating! How can we use this in our spiffy writing software, Storyblue?”
So we added goals and charts. Goals let you say things like, “I want to write 1250 words per day”, or “I want to write 65,000 words by November 12th“. Storyblue tracks how many words you write every day, and shows you pretty graphs of your daily word count, and how you’re doing against your goal. It’s pretty awesome. And hey, you can try it for free: Download Storyblue here, then come back and buy the full, unlocked version. Enjoy!
I of course could not resist the urge to fiddle with the interface a bit, but the major update is adding the goals and charts. I simplified it a bit from my original idea, and I have more I want to add, so let me know if you have any ideas or things you want to see! I’m open for suggestions.
The charts will track your daily word-count from now on; I wasn’t capturing it before, so if you’ve already started writing, Storyblue can’t go back and fill in those days.
Thanks for using Storyblue, and I hope you like the new features!