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I have a program on my work computer called Anti-Social, which permits me to lock myself out of Twitter and Facebook. Yesterday I locked myself out for one hour. Due to power failure, my work PC had to be rebooted. Guess what? I am still locked out. I’m thinking this is a blessing in disguise.
Scrivener font rendering.
Okay, so this was an unpleasant surprise. We usually write first drafts in Scrivener. In an effort to improve readability, I decided to change the font. Sometimes you just want a different feel to the manuscript to indicate you are starting a new project. So I tried Google Play ebook font Literata.
Literata in MsWord
Literata in Scrivener
Because I’m anal, I did a comparison.
If you have an Adobe font, Scrivener apparently has an issue with it. Now that I know this is happening, it bugs me to no end. I went on Scrivener boards and I am not the only person who saw this. The response is, well, there is no response. It bugged me so much, I went looking for alternatives to Scrivener, but sadly I couldn’t find anything that would do all the things I need it to do, like chapter management, full screen writing with background, word counters, etc.
Now, because I can’t, I want to use Literata. And I can’t. Kate and Curran do not look good in Scrivener’s Literata. Grrr. I need to figure out some font I can use for long chunks of text that’s not Garamond, because I’m sick of it.
We sat down and remade the budget yesterday. It ate the whole Sunday and is 80% done, so that’s a big one is almost off the list.
This week we need to finish the WiP. I’m a bit stuck on this plot turn.
I’m playing this Early Access game called Craft the World. The Early Access is a game that’s still in development, usually available on Steam. You can buy and play it, but it’s not quite done yet. Sometimes it takes years for it to get done – Starbound, cough, cough. It’s kind of like a beta read. Craft the World involves adorable dwarves trying to build a fortress in a variety of environments and hold of the hordes of undead at night. It’s cute and the dwarves are suitably dwarf-like in that sometimes they stand around and think about beer (you can actually see this) instead of tunneling or fishing.
When the dwarves are attacked, they drop whatever they are doing and run to the offender, brandishing whatever adorable weapons they happen to carry, and yelling “Under attack!” and “Hunter!” At least I think it’s hunter. It sounds more like “Hun-TOR!” This is me with this novella. I’m running forward, yelling, “Huntor! Huntor!” because that’s all I’ve got.
Somehow this needs to make itself into a plot. I’ll probably look at some fantasy art some more, that seems to work usually. You know, now that I am looking at that screen shot, I think we need giant mushrooms.
Yes. Giant mushrooms. Huntor!
Maybe he would listen to me. Maybe I could convince him and then I would take my camera and he would never have to confront what was on it.
Augustine’s eyes narrowed. He took off his glasses. “This is adorable.”
“I was attempting to be magnanimous in my offer. Thus far, I have been exceedingly patient,” he continued. “You did show me the error of my ways, so let me give you this last bit of advice free. You spent some time in Rogan’s and my own company, and you believe you know how things between Houses operate, so you presume to take it upon yourself to explain it to me as if our roles were reversed and I was an ignorant dilettante.”
And now I present to you writers at the tail end of the book. White Hot is at 85K and we are tired.
Playing a new scrabble card game with friends
Gordon Andrews, #1 NYT bestselling author, eloquent speaker, and a man with a staggering vocabulary, staring at 5 cards with a total of 9 letter combinations on them: It. That’s all I’ve got.
Proofreading college paper at Kid 1’s request
Me: “At the time of the movement’s formation, Judea had been ruled by the Hasmonean dynasty for almost eighty years (“Hasmonean Dynasty”) and enjoyed self-governance. In 63 BCE, Rome took advantage of the civil war in the region and conquered Judea, installing Herod, a foreigner, as a governor and eventually King of Judea.” Wait. That can be right. If Hasmonean dynasty lasted eighty years…
Kid 1: Mom?
Me: When Rome conquered Palestine?
Kid 1: 63 BCE.
Me: You should probably mention that.
Kid 1: O_o
Talking to Jeaniene Frost early in the morning
Me: Hang on. I am re-getting more coffee.
I am going to re-get me some tea and dive back into this manuscript. Augustine needs a slap.