I use Ulysses app for Mac OS X for all of my writing. When you write in Ulysses you're working with plain text and you perform basic formatting with markdown syntax. What I love about Ulysses is how simple it is. Yet the application's simplicity does not mean it's trivial. In fact, it's extremely powerful. I am writing this post to talk about how I use it to write.
With my third draft nearly complete, I'm beginning the process of putting together 10-15 literary agents to query. In the past I wondered if this process was going to be stressful. Now that I'm almost here, it doesn't seem stressful at all. It seems exciting.
That said, I haven't actually submitted a query yet. My best guess is that my heart rate will spike a bit in the moments before I send out those e-mails.
I ask myself if that's really a bad thing? I don't think so. Life is richer with a little risk and excitement. I am glad to be writing.