Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 18

Tuesday Again As has become typical, I stayed up late the previous night and consequently arose late in the morning. By afternoon I was working on my stuff. I spent rather more time than I’d prefer calculating a migration to Markdown. It seems that is very likely to happen now. There don’t seem to beContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 18”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 17

Another Monday The heat wave has finally passed, so that’s nice. It’s another week of trying to balance productivity with having my daughter here during the day, and I still want her to know she’s the most important thing to me, so there’s that. Anyway, we’ll see what can be done. For some reason, IContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 17”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 16

Sunday Sunday I awoke mid-morning, then poked around the house most of the day. I got some laundry done, and listened to part of the NASCAR race. We’re in the middle of a record-setting heat wave here, with days in the 115-degree range, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. Writing During the dayContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 16”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 15

Saturday slog I arose late in the morning and had nothing to do all day but drive my writing forward. Sounds like a great day! First, I looked into creating print files. As I’ve announced several times now, I was all set to pull the trigger for the print editions. However, I recently became unhappyContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 15”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 14

Friday with Elizabeth Coming off yesterday’s big win in the war against wasting time, I was eager Friday to get close to the end of Taxi Adventure. First, though, it was Friday, and because my daughter Elizabeth is between preschools, she was with me. And Fridays are days when I like to do something specialContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 14”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 13

Winning the fight So on Thursday I continued my trend of wasting my time looking at changing to the OpenDocument format and all that. In the morning, I was able to confirm that LibreOffice, Google Docs, pandoc, and the other tools simply will not interoperate. That is to say that documents can not be writtenContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 13”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 11

Fighting with OpenDocument conversion tools I’ve decided┬áto convert my immediate work projects to the OpenDocument format, on the way to seeing if Google Docs can handle the work. For many years, I’ve kept my files in a plain text format. One of the benefits always touted of plain text formats is that they can beContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 11”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 9

Exploring My wife and daughter were out of the house all day Saturday, leaving me plenty of time to analyze and consider my move to ODT and LibreOffice as my main document format and editor. It proved to be a complicated issue. There are several tools to do the conversion, but none of them isContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 9”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 8

The Print Issue My distractions on Friday led me to wonder if I could use LibreOffice Writer for creating my book files. It would be nice if I could set aside that investigation and return to the work I need to do, but … One of the pieces of work I’m trying to do isContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 8”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 6

Decisions I’m liking the new Heinlein/Smith model of production. There are, however, a few quirks that mean I have to do some things now that are not exactly writing. For instance, my old model was to keep making changes to make each thing “work”. So, I delayed print versions while I messed with the coversContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 6”