Friday, August 8, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things: Education

As part of my new initiative for my blog posts, I have joined VikLit's Celebrate the Small Things - something to post on Fridays.

I may post something about writing, something personal, something random or even all the above.

Or if I have a REALLY off week, I might just post a photo. ;)

I've had a REALLY good week this week and have several things to celebrate. See my happy face?

  1. I've finally started work on book three in my Klondike Mystery series, "Almost a Touch". The characters are talking to me and the outline notes are flowing free. Getting excited!
  2. I found software on the Mac that replaces my ancient PC version of Image Composer. I've used Image Composer since it came free with MS FrontPage back in 1997. It's been my go to software for most things graphic. Simple to use and met my basic needs. The software I now have on the Mac is Acorn and I LOVE IT! While it uses layers, it's easy and fairly intuitive. It's not free but for $30 I can now do what I need with my book covers. I'm a happy camper!
  3. I had a wonderful lunch with a dozen plus local ladies yesterday, some I've met before, some were new friends. Good good, great conversation = fun times!
  4. My final BIG NEWS is I found the website of Gwen Hernandez, author of "Scrivener for Dummies". I've had the book for several years but I use it more to find a solution to a problem so I know I'm not using it to my best advantage. The reason this is SO EXCITING is she is offering online courses in using Scrivener.

    While offered online, I can easily go through the sessions at my own pace since the lessons are downloaded. This works with my busy next couple of months. The price is reasonable at $25 per class.
I signed up for both beginners and intermediate and as soon as the class on compiling is available, I'll be signing up for that one too!


  1. You are busy & have lots to celebrate, especially the Scrivener class. Enjoy your weekend.

    1. I plan to enjoy the weekend and thank you for stopping in and commenting. Oh, and I'm still smiling!

  2. I love Scriviner but am probably not using it's best features yet either. Thanks for sharing the link - I'll check it out. Have a great weekend. :-)

    1. I'm really excited about this and REALLY glad I can proceed at my own pace since I will be busy traveling. ;)

  3. Scrivener looks way too pretty for me. It is not an easy program to master for sure. Yay for getting on with Book 3!


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