I found out about Scrivener through Nanowrimo a few years ago. I can’t really imagine my life without it. It’s so unbelievably handy for writing a novel, a book, or even for keeping a blog. I have a blog called The Righteousness Project this year that did a bunch of research into themes, kind of like the Happiness Project did. I would have gone mental without Scrivener. It neatly held all my research, my links, my files, PDFs and kept them all nice and tidy. And then I had all my drafts and plans nicely divided by month/topic etc. Glorious.
I got a deal thanks to Nano and now would have zero problem paying whatever the full price is for this thing. I highly recommend it if you want to keep your wits about you when you write and manage a bunch of info. It’s far more powerful as a program than you might think you’d need, but man are those features great.
This year you can get 50% off Scrivener if you win Nanowrimo, and get 20% off for all participants. Check it out here.