Thursday, March 08, 2007

Help Me With Formatting?

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why I can no longer leave a space between paragraphs when I post. I leave spaces as I type, but when I post, they are no longer there. Without them, it just looks like a jumbled mess. Can anyone help?

I've messed with my settings, checked out the Help center and wasted nearly an hour trying to find out how that works, to no avail. Obviously, I am no computer genius. If anyone can offer me any assistance, I would be greatly obliged. :)

And now it's mocking me. For some reason it is working in this post, but did not work in the previous 6 or 7. Strange. It also will not allow me to go back and edit the spaces into my old posts.

It seems I have a mystery on my hands.

My Heart's Desire

It's mine! It's mine at last!
This past weekend my grandpa turned 80 and my baby turned 2. We had a huge party for them down in Maryland at my Uncle's house, and my Aunt and Grandma told me to bring my jewelry along. I ended up making enough in sales to treat myself to the object of my desire for nearly the past year. A writing program called WriteItNow by Ravenshead Services.
I won't go into detail about all of it's capabilities, as I already did so in an earlier post, but I am so happy with it. It's perfect for what I need, and at just $38.55, it's a steal. Their web address is incase anyone is interested in finding out more.
It organizes everything into neat little folders for easy access. Character bios, plot, ideas, research, it's all right there with just one click of the mouse. It even has a character generator and a readability monitor that tells lets you know if you're reaching your target audience, and well, there I go singing it's praises once again. ;)
And the best part? On the way down I started thinking up a story to tell my boys incase they got bored and restless on the 8 hour drive. Almost immediately I came up with something, and though it was a little above their level, and I never had to use it, I started boucing ideas off my husband, and for the first time ever, came up with an entire story premise, from start to finish! I'm usually great at beginnings, but I quickly fizzle trying to figure out where the story is going. This time I've got it all thought out, all I have to do left is fill in the details -- the part I love most.
With a new story idea and a great, new writing program, who knows? I just may finish my first book!
Wish me luck! ;)