Sometimes, people do silly things. Okay, so that silly person is me. I decided to ‘fix’ the books page, do a page for each book and put it on the drop-down menu.
The first couple of minutes almost ripped my hair out without hands.
What the hell is going on? There were all these funny looking things showing up in boxes and what I saw on the screen wasn’t the same as when I clicked on Preview.
Oh, the idiot thinks, I must’ve pressed the ‘Try the New’ thingy. Idiot! Smack. Eye-roll. Idiot!
One idiot is definitely not enough.
How much time did I waste trying to work it out? Is there an answer to that question?
Well, we soldier on, plough through, push past the obstacles … okay, I only did the anthologies and then gave up and went and sat outside in the sun with the dog. She’s got the right attitude.
If the sun’s shining, sit in the sun. If it’s not shining, curl up on the couch.
I should’ve done that.
Want to know what the worst part is?
I don’t plan my posts, I use them as warm-ups to the day of writing. I watch the word count and when it gets to 400 (or thereabouts), I stop and go back and see if it’s okay.
Where is the word count?
And the second-worst thing about this? When I finish the post, I do a ‘copy all’ and paste it into a document and save it to a folder on my composter (whoops, computer!).
What happens now? If I’m in one of those blocky box things, the control A only copies what’s in the box! If I want to copy the whole thing, I have to be ‘outside the box’ … irony, perhaps.
Not at the end yet. Because, through trial and error, I’ve found that to get the word count, I have to be outside the box, click on Control A, and look up at the side-panel – where it shows me how many blocks and the word count!
That means a complete change in procedure. A creature of habit, who uses a mind-numbing ramble of words to … well, ramble until the brain is used to being awake and productive, and now it has to go all technical on me?
Oh, and an update on the WIP? Still going. I’ve gone back to the beginning to sort out some issues, so the ‘new and improved’ (and very likely) publication date will be in March. If I get fast turnaround on the editing, it will be somewhere near the end – I’d like to publish on 22 March – equinox!
Love those days.
Now I have to figure out how to put a picture in here … and then find a new way to open the creative juices so I don’t actually have to do all the swaps between right-brain and left-brain activities … and there’s only one style of heading???? Nope, found the others – not intuitive, not at all.
Where are the categories and stuff?
Okay, yeah, I found them, but I’m still going outside with the dog. Dog’s are very sensible, you know.