The Courageous Girl With The Special Gift 

Good morning, everyone! Pending an edit in a few weeks, “The Courageous Girl With The Special Gift” is finished. 

I had always prided myself with writing stories that are plausible…which means that under logical circumstances, the events in my stories COULD happen. I kinda stepped away from that this time…and it felt strange. But, an exploritory kind of strange.

It turned out to be MUCH longer than I intended, but that’s ok. I’ll go back through later, and pull out the turning points for the children’s book version.

This would make great animation…if anyone is interested…

For now, gotta return my attention to a lonely widower man and a punk teenager.

When I get “The Courageous Girl…” published (more than likely the original length, first), Ill post a proclomation, declaration or some witty anouncement in advance.
Thanks for reading…
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Process Like Its 2002…

Who says you can’t go home again? Went back to the word processor that started it all for me…WORD 2002. Been using a combination of both it and Open Office for years, but I hesitantly re-installed WORD again this afternoon, because I was having trouble working with some images on a new coloring page.

Open Office has a complete suite of productivity software (Open Office Writer, Open Office Calc, Open Office Impress among others)…but still can’t quite get the hang of just Writer. It takes a while to get used to the different language and layout of Open Office if you’ve been using Microsoft Office for awhile, but I would recommend Open Office to anyone looking for a great, free productivity suite.

I will say it does have a nice “convert to PDF” feature that I really like and will continue to use.

One of the cons for WORD 2002, is that Microsoft stopped supporting it many moon shapes ago…so, I’m stuck in 2002 again.

“The Courageous Girl With The Special Gift” – update

Happy Golden Week to all my friends in Japan! For the story that I am currently working on, the official title will be “The Courageous Girl With The Special Gift”, and it’s going to be a much longer story than I thought. I just finished the sixth A4-sized page this morning, and I’m maybe half-way done. I’m sure there will be two versions, long (original) and short (picturebook). The main character Laura has alot going on…and I gotta get it all down on paper and .doc file while it’s there.
I’m also thinking of compiling all of my longer stories, regardless of genre, into one book for the “big kids” and adults. That way, I can clean up all the files in Stories Folder, and keep down the clutter and digital chaos. No illustrations, maybe, but it would be nice to have all my scribbles together between two covers. We’ll see, later.