Yesterday was Mother's Day and I got to do what I love: sit and read and relax. And I got the most awesome gifts: inexpensive, big, jangly earrings and a much-needed book light! I also enjoyed visiting with my friends at church yesterday morning and enjoyed a delicious roast with root vegetables over rice and gravy. We had a small slice of strawberry cheesecake, some sesame mochi and some So-Delicious Cashew Milk Ice Cream for dessert! Yummmm! (Yesterday was a 'feast day' in the diet we're following.)
All in all, it was a lovely day and I'm so thankful for the blessing of having a good and caring mother who nurtured me. I'm doubly thankful that I get to pass that blessing on to my children and to my husband who is a constant source of encouragement and support. To all the moms out there, thank you for doing your best and working hard for your children.
On to the challenges!
#MayLitWrit Day 11 - Favorite Writing Software/Program
My favorite writing program before being able to purchase Scrivener was LibreOffice because it was what I had. But since one of the families who befriended us fairly early on our return to Louisiana gifted me with Scrivener, it's become my hands-down favorite. There are so many helpful tools in the program, including the proper formats for manuscripts and options to create character and setting information sheets. It enables the writer to keep everything organized and easy to see at a glance. I'd highly recommend it to you if you're not using it yet. It's worth the cost. I just didn't have the money to purchase it at the time. God is good!
I use Scrivener almost exclusively but as a backup, I also post my writing into Open Office documents so I can read them if I happen to lose my Scrivener files or can't access them for some reason. It's the office program I have installed on my computer now.
Both LibreOffice and Apache Open Office are free office suites and they can be opened in the Microsoft Office Suite (which I absolutely hate, btw). The reason I'm not using Microsoft Office is because they've changed it so much since the last time I used it, I'd have to relearn the program. Also, I don't like that it auto-saves to pdf when I ask it to print docs. What the heck, Microsoft?
#MayLitWrit Day 12 - Setting Aesthetic for WIP
Most of you have seen my setting aesthetic for Surge at least three times. I can't make such a cool one for Over Land & Under Stone since Polyvore is defunct. :( But I can create a Pinterest board. So that's what I did. Here's a sample of what I've added to my OLUS Art and Music Inspiration board. It's locked for now but I hope to open it soon. I just don't want to spoil the book for anyone.
#MayLitWrit Day 13 - Favorite Childhood Book
I mentioned this in a previous challenge but I recently found the photo of the book I loved as a kid. You can actually purchase used copies on Amazon so I'll share that link. My favorite childhood book had to be Lucky Puppy, a Disney early reader book.
I apologize for any typos. My time is short today and I have to get moving or I won't finish my short story on time. Thanks for taking the time to read and follow along as I continue on my writing journey. You guys keep on writing, too. Or creating art. Or music. Just keep doing your creative YOU.
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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