I ❤️ Scrivener 3

I mean, look at. What is there not to like? It’s sleek, it’s clean, it’s sharp, it does everything I’m used to doing a lot quicker and more easily. It’s gorgeous! I’ve had a lot of fun playing with the new Scrivener for Windows. At last we have caught up with our Mac/iOS chums. At last the two platforms look the same. At last us Windows users are not left to flounder in the wilderness. There are a few things […]

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Breathe a little

I’m starting to run out of pictures from our Hatfield Moor trip, so we’ll have to go out again and get some more. Fortunately, we have the last of our long weekends for the year coming up. If the weather is as sunny as it is today, the poet might finally get the autumn colours he’s after. I finished the ghostwriting gig. I took it to the wire, with the bonus short story. But the actual novel was delivered the […]

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Technical issues

Here is another view from Hatfield Moor. The peat moors are quite ancient and this is part of what they call the Neolithic Way.  These little paths wind all over the moors in a circular pattern, with varying walks of different lengths. Because of the nature of the site – it is after all peat bog land – the paths also get wet and boggy in places.  WordPress I am still having problems with WordPress.  Support have spent a lot […]

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Hatfield Moor

WordPress was having a bit of a hissy fit today. First of all, it wouldn’t let me create or edit a post in Edge, and then it wouldn’t let me preview a post in Opera or Edge.  However, as I pay for the personal plan, I was able to contact support and they seem to have fixed it for me.  Or at least on Edge they have. Opera may take a while longer, but I’m not using that as much […]

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As busy as a bee 🐝

Image by chezbeate from Pixabay After watching the weather, the poet decided to go fishing on Friday. So I put together an editing bag and took the work with me that came in on Thursday morning. By the end of the afternoon, I’d finished the hard-copy edits. By the time we got home, a new proofreading job had landed from the Greek client. And the plan was to finish the screen edits of the Hong Kong job on Saturday or […]

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Using a murder board

The murder board My murder board isn’t up yet, but every time I open this tin of bits that go with the murder board, it cheers me up no end. I think it’s all the colours. The murder board is a large whiteboard that goes on every wall in every office I ever have. Whenever we plan an office, we always choose a place for the murder board. It’s called a murder board because I write crime and mystery stories, […]

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Getting back into a routine

I had a lot of admin work to do yesterday in the end, and there’s still a load more to do. First job, of course, right after writing yesterday’s blog post, was the diary. Then I had to renew my membership of the Crime Writers’ Association, which expired on 31 August. I chased a new credit card, which should have arrived before 31 August. And I chased the council about not collecting our recycling bins last week at the old […]

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