I really want to love Sublime. The minimap and panes would be ridiculously useful for writing long works of fiction, and the app looks and feels fantastic, but I just can't get text to display in some acceptable manner. I know its really meant as a coding tool, not a writing one, but its just so close to being top option for that purpose, and its so configurable and extensible, I know there's got to be some way to get it done.
Unfortunately, I'm not a coder. I've got just enough gumption to get the options that are obviously present in Sublime altered to suit my taste (no line numbers, removed the status and scroll bars, etc.) but I can't figure out any way to make text appear as it would normally in any other text editor with Tab indenting just the first line of a paragraph rather than simply shifting every line over until you either push it further with another Tab or Shift+Tab to get it back. I would even settle for not using Tab if I could get the carriage return to add a line space between it and the next paragraph. Whatever it takes to be able to very clearly and legibly discern between one paragraph and the next. If I could be shown how to get this reliably, I would very likely buy a license on the spot.
I'm also interested in getting the Word Count package to run via a key binding, though I can't figure out how. I know I have to have the Statusbar showing to see the results of the Work Count package, so I've figured out how to build a custom key binding to toggle it on for that purpose (so I'm not completely useless here), but even so, I could use some help with the Word Count and it would be fantastic if there were a method of running it so that the results were displayed in some method that didn't require having a normally useless (to me) bit of chrome taking up space. I wouldn't mind leaving the status bar up if it could give me a real time word count and certainly if there were plug ins that allowed for setting word count "bookmarks" or possibly timers.
What do you geniuses think? Should I go crawling back to WriteMonkey and q10, my dreams plagued by MiniMaps and multiple panes, or can we get some of this stuff working.