I can't log onto my blog using Firefox (which is what I always use) and it won't accept comments. Safari won't let me cut and paste images, delete or move them around. Blogger keeps asking me for my password, won't accept the one I've used forever, and has emailed me the same one three times. I feel like someone is trying to sabotage TravelinOma! It won't work, people! I will be published!
I spent ten hours yesterday on a six-page newsletter for my church (I'm the editor, so I produce one every month.) It's amazing what I've learned just by trying something new. I use Pages and each time I discover new techniques for layout, text boxes, masking photos, etc. It is SO hard, and SO beyond my abilities and SO, SO FUN!
Plus, yesterday I got the mock-ups for the cover of Son of a Gun. This is the real deal! It's looking like a genuine book! Another example of learning by doing. Last year at this time I didn't have a clue about actually writing a whole novel (plotting, character development, conflict, setting, organization, etc.) And this fall it will be on shelves, (hopefully flying off shelves.) But Son of a Gun isn't where you'll see the skills I developed writing it. My mystery/thriller/spy work in progress (it hasn't got a name yet) is where my new abilities are being put to use. This time I know a little more what I'm doing because I learned on the last one. And again, it's so fun!!!
What are you working on? I bet you're getting good at it! That's the way it works.
"You can only learn to be a writer by writing."
Now I can't get back to normal size font. Something's up with Blogger.