Writing Adventures #2: Discovering Evernote


Image Credit: Evernote

Welcome back! Thanks to everyone who read my first post in this new Writing Adventures series that I’ve started. I really appreciate all the support and encouragement, so far!

Here’s the link to my previous post:

Today’s post is about a new tool that I’ve learned about, called Evernote. I was intrigued from the very beginning, and I wanted to try it out and see how it worked.

I first learned about Evernote from my friend, Madison (Madi) Grace.

Here’s the link to her post:

I love their motto / tagline:

Get organized. Work smarter. Remember everything.

Yes, please! I love it!

I took some time on Saturday, June 16th (yes, the same day this post was published!) to sign up for Evernote and start playing with it. About 10 minutes in, I love it. I really do. This is a game-changer for me.

My first notebook has the tentative title of my WIP, “Experiences From Camp.”

I’ll load my chapters in from Microsoft Word slowly, piece by piece, but for now I just wrote myself some reminders, and where I started with this whole thing!

Here’s what my notebook looks like right now:

“Experiences From Camp”

  • I started this during NaNoWriMo 2012, which was my first-ever NaNoWriMo. I wrote around 10,000 words by the end of that month.
  • In March, I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo for the very first time, thanks to Madi’s encouragement.
  • During Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018, I exceeded my goal and won Camp! My goal was 20,000 new words. On April 30th, I surpassed my goal with approximately 20,256 new words! Yippee!
  • June 2018 monthly goal: Write 1,000 new words.
  • Sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018 before the end of the month.
  • Set my Camp NaNoWriMo goal before the end of the month.
  • Current word count: 34,130 words.

I also plan on using Evernote’s handy Note templates for creative writing projects.

I’m excited to keep playing around with Evernote. I love it already. Thanks again, Madi, for your awesome post!

Come back in about a month for the next Writing Adventures post!

What about you?

Have you used Evernote?

Are you writing anything special?

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

16 thoughts on “Writing Adventures #2: Discovering Evernote

  1. Laura Beth,
    I have not used Evernote. I have used some tools very similar with mixed results. I try to plan. I try to craft stories, but more often than not, the good ones just fall like meteorites and hit me in the head. But that is just me. Whatever keeps you writing. Whatever makes it work. That’s what I love about all of it. You can’t tell me how it’s done. There is no formula. There is only sitting down and making it happen.

    Keep writing!

    Thanks for letting me reply.


    • Tim,

      Thanks for reading, and commenting! I understand what you’re saying. This idea hit me out of the blue during lunch at my job in 2012 – One of those “What if” questions.

      Thanks for taking the time to give your input and encouragement. Much appreciated!

      – Laura Beth

  2. I have actually NEVER heard of Evernote…but I’m now very intrigued ha-ha. It seems pretty nifty!

  3. Been using this app for a while. It’s great, the only problem is I haven’t figured out how to back up my work outside of Evernote. This could be a problem if you have years of work logged and the Evernote servers crash.

  4. Eeek, I’m so excited that you’re trying Evernote! (And thank you so much for sharing my post!) Sounds like Evernote is proving helpful for you — I hope it continues to do so!

  5. Yup, use Evermore and pretty pleased with it. I can makes notes on my pad when out and about, also email these to myself.

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