In 2011, a friend encouraged me to check out NaNoWriMo – you should do it! – and I was checking it out, realized I needed a free account to see how it really worked, did that and while I became enamored of all the bar charting and statistical side of the writing process, my go-to word processing and code writing software popped up a message telling me there was an update.
Sure, go ahead and do that, I clicked.
About the time that I sat back thinking – I have no idea what I’d ever write 50,000 words about – BBEdit finished installing and unlike any other update it had done to that point, it opened a new blank window.
I looked at it and began to write. And a few weeks later I had accumulated 50000 words and won!
If I ever get to write a “thank you for your support” page for my book(s), I will be including BBEdit because I just love these guys and their software. It’s easy to use and straightforward. Being a text editor means I don’t get tied up with how it looks, how big the margins and tabs are etc etc. I just write. I can do global search and replace. I can click on a word and see how it’s distributed throughout my document.
Thank you Barebones guys for BBEdit. My novel thanks you. My websites thank you. And I thank you. And I thank you for continuing on with updating this fine software.
And we never had this conversation: