I have been sitting in front of this screen for about two hours and I have very little to show for it. My plan was to write on new stuff for a bit then start sorting through the two massive stacks of paper that I call my works in progress. (Actually I have them in binders. I learned my lesson from the one time I handed my sister/beta reader a three inch stack of paper to review. She hit me with it and then went out and bought a simple binder and a whole punch.) Things have not gone as planned.
I did write a little on some new stuff, but when I pulled out my latest manuscript I realized that may not know how to use scrivener as well as I thought I did. I have not been using it long and all the tutorials make it seem simple. But I somehow have managed to make a mess of things.
Scrivener has this awesome ability that allows you to move chapters and other bits around so you can rearrange them however you like. Unfortunately I seem to have handled that about as well as someone handed a riffle for the first time ever and tossed into a skeet shooting competition. My manuscript is now as upside down and backwards as it would be if I had left it out of the binder and with kitty treats hidden among the pages. (I have two cats by the way.)
It is going to be a real head ache to sort out. I could go work on the other one but I would rather save it until I have this one semi coherent. That way I will have something easier to work on while my beta readers are hacking at the new one. (The older manuscript is on its third rewrite/edit and was written in word.)