This is a work in progress….
Commit is the advanced modern typewriter.
In the olden days, writers and novelists wrote on mechanical typewriters. Before that, they wrote longhand with pens. In either case, once words were committed to the page they were…well…committed. Authors might come back later to edit and rewrite, but that required actually rewriting what had been written before. This was a distinct and separate process from the initial act of committing the words to the page.
Computer technology eliminated the former separation between writing and editing. If you are writing a novel in Microsoft Word or LibreOffice, or even in dedicated writers’ tools like Scrivener, it is hard to avoid editing the things you have written…even when you have not yet moved from the writing phase to the editing phase.
If you’re anything like me (Scott Bradford, lead developer and aspiring author), this really throws you off. You open the story or novel you’re working on, and your first instinct is to edit and improve the things you have already written. But you don’t need to do that yet. You need to keep writing. The story is not yet complete.
Commit is a text processor that is designed to make you write. It is completely useless as an editor, and that’s on-purpose. You can only edit the last paragraph of your work. When you finish, you press “enter” and the paragraph is committed. You can’t edit it anymore. Move on. Write the next paragraph.
When you’re done writing, you’ll have a nice, simple text file you can pull into your preferred word processor or desktop publisher for editing, refinement, and publishing.
Commit is not yet available to the public.
If this sounds interesting, contact us. We will be looking for beta testers soon.
The initial version of Commit will be a desktop application for Apple MacOS, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. We are also planning versions for Apple iOS, Apple iPadOS, and Google Android.