First, I just discovered this in Scrivener (I’m a jump-in-and-use-it, figure-it-out-as-I-go software user, so it always takes me a while to figure out the full capabilities of a new piece of software).
This is the Project Targets window, which allows me to see not only the wordcount for my complete document, but also how far I am on my way to my word goal for the day.
Since the document window itself lets me see the wordcount for each section I’m working on, I’m able to tell whether I’m running short or long on each tool I’m working out while still knowing how I’m doing overall. It’s wonderful.
Also wonderful—your comments about plotting, both in the Time for your stories thread, and in your comments on the intro. You’ve managed to remind me of things I’d overlooked in outlining the book, and it will have some new sections and new material because of this. Thank you.
If your plot issues haven’t been addressed by anyone yet, please write them down. I may have already planned to cover them, but maybe not.