Hi all. Decided to keep tabs here on my progress with several things I'm doing. Ignore the dippy title but I not crazy about calling it a journal nor do I want to label it with the title of my project because that will probably change - . Here's what I've been working on - Self publishing some short stories. That in itself could contain it's own thread. I had no idea it would be so difficult. I've hit every snag there is - first I didn't have MicrosoftWord - so I downloaded OpenOffice. I also downloaded Calibre and Sigil. Then it took me forever to figure out how to get the spaces out from between the paragraphs. I googled, I watched videos. I asked questions. Every site has specific specifications for formatting and when money is involved - being from Canada instead of the U.S. doesn't help either. I've got four shorts to post - Two need some work - Not Pink & The Parking Lot and one Elbow Room needs to be finished. Other than that I've been thinking of doing a found prose piece based on signs that bombard me on the way to the city. I was thinking of taking every word from every sign and making some sort of poem prose-y piece. Also I'm putting my historical romance Lucy on the back burner - my research isn't up to snuff and I'm learning I really have to be in a mood to write romance - most things flow pretty easy but Lucy is dragging. I've been writing bits from my Dolls of Veras Crag project - that I'm loving. I'm researching the history of plastic and kitsch items. I think the project is more me or maybe it's just more fun. So I'll see how that goes. I wish novels went as smoothly for me as a short story. Short stories I don't seem to have a problem with but novels, I don't know.