Posted by authorjvp on March 31, 2018 at 1:20 PM
How quickly 2018 seems to be progressing. Its Easter weekend here in the states. The freezing weather is slowly disappearing, our roses are in full bloom, and of course it's time to remember the real meaning of Easter Sunday.
I mentioned on another page that I am discovering the great value of a piece of writing software I've had for a couple of years, but am only now putting to use. I'm sure most, or at least many of you have heard of Scrivener. In a nutshell, it can do what multiple notebooks or multiple computer files can do in a single place. It makes it easy to build a list of characters, places, and other important details for your writing project. Even better, it has a compile feature that allows at the click of the mouse to export your work into multiple formats ready for submission to Amazon Kindle, I-books, and a host of others.
You can download a trial version to try out for free, and I would urge you to try it. I'm not a Scrivener affiliate and hoping to make money for posting this. It's just that good.
My use of Scrivener thus far has been in the outlining phase. Hoping to get rolling soon!
Posted by authorjvp on March 10, 2018 at 2:55 PM
Always a struggle to find quality writing time. The older home we live in has once again reared it's ugly head. Back in August, the central AC went out and had to be replaced. Both components (attic and outside) were over ten years old, so I guess their time had come. In late fall, there was an unusual noise coming from the heating system. Turned out our furnace needed a new induction motor.
Fast forward to February: one day we noticed a drip underneath one of the kitchen cabinets. No, the roof wasn't leaking - new roof was installed in 2016! Apparently, one of the pipes above the ceiling began leaking which was probably due to the below freezing weather we had in S.E. Texas. After part of the ceiling was cut away to repair the leak, another chunk of the wet drywall came crashing down a few days before the drywall people were supposed to be here.
Needless to say, not much writing got done during that time. And then there's the 40 hour a week job, and other commitments...