Thursday, April 14, 2016

What do you like about writing?

One-Minute Writer prompt

Writing gives me a chance to say what I want to say without interruption. When I am finished writing what I want to say, I can edit it before the words are ever seen by someone else. If the words come out in the wrong order, as they do when I speak, no one will ever know -- unless my editing is faulty!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

You ask, I answer

So what, you ask, brings you back to your blog after all these years?

Thank you for asking.

A bit of self analysis brings up a plausible answer: It turns out that I need a distraction. I've decided to publish on Kindle, and that being the case, I need something to distract me from getting that self-set goal accomplished. I am my own nemesis.

I've been putting this book together for approximately twenty years, so the last worked-on files are years old, and not compatible with my current word processing software. Therefore, the formatting is all messed up. I've been trying to undo all the formatting, but so far it's not working. All the messed up formatting is transferred when I try to copy and paste into a Kindle template. Arggh, I say, and arrrrgggghhh. The formatting goof ups (margin changes, tabbing off-kilters, headers, etc.) make it hard for me to even think about improving on the words.

I've found a work-around, but it's time consuming. Copy and paste into gmail (erases most of the formatting), and copy and paste back into Word. It ain't fun.

Problem still to be solved.

The Speed Hump was a big one

I see it's been a good 3.5 years since I last posted. Life, the big Speed Hump (Colorado terminology, apparently) seemed to intervene. Many changes happened. Facebook took up time, since I got a lot more interaction there, and interaction is addicting.

Excuses for not posting, all of which are true and time-consuming:
1. I remodeled my house.
2. I rented it out.
3. I remodeled my parents' house.
4. I moved in. All the above overlapped.
5. I found a man to love and to love me. I married him.
6. I sold my house.
7. I moved to Oregon.
8. We bought a house.
9. I have a new little studio that needs fixing up, BUT
10. I made more quilts, which I will share on Altered Fabric, if I can figure out where along the line I stopped sharing. There may be a few overlaps.