>Day 7: Even more behind, but a NEW COMPUTER

>Well, I didn’t catch up today like I’d planned. But I have a good excuse; I know own a new computer. NOt only a new computer, but a whole new operating system!

That’s right, I’ve purchased a new iMac. And it is wonderful on a scale I can’t quite describe. It’s taking a lot of getting used to, though, so it’s delayed my writing. I’ve installed scrivener, although I plan to run a virtual machine so I can continue with liquid story binder, scrivener’s giving a free trial, so I’ll see which I like better.
I’ve done so much running around today between setting up the new computer, church, and doing laundry that I’ve run out of hours in the day. But now I’m feeling motivated, so I want to write, write, write!
Only problem is, I’m not sure where to go. I’ve got my girls in a hotel room, where Elisande will get a little more acclimated with the human world, but after that? Just how DO you go from the Atlantic to the Capitol Building?
I’m inclined to have her fortuitously discover a congressman in the park. But that would be a bit too easy. I dunno. I need to do something.
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>Liquid Story Binder: Going on sale November 1!

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My favorite Novel writing software, Liquid Story Binder, is going on sale on November 1st for NaNoWriMo! If you’ve been around long, you know I love this software. It’s unbelievably powerful, and includes so many features that it’s dizzying… the best thing is, there’s no one way to use it. You can use as much, or as little, as you like! I highly recommend this software. I’ve used it for the past two years running, and love it so much that even though I have a legitimate free copy given through giveawayoftheday a couple years ago, I’m planning on purchasing a full license this month through this sale. I love the program *that much* – this is not my recommendation as a NaNoWriMo staffer, but as a writer who has searched for a program that does what I want it.

I haven’t learned to use all of it, but it’s shareware, so you can use it free for 30 non-consecutive days, with ALL features intact, before you have to purchase a license to keep it working. The developer of the software really *listens* to his users, through his discussion group, and makes changes based on the feedback he receives, and is single-handedly the most responsive tech guy I’ve ever seen.

Excellent customer service, unique, matchless product… and a discount. What’s not to love?

>Reasons I love Firefox

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I sat down and thought, “I wonder if there’s an add-on that will let me open multiple links at once without having to hit the CTRL button each time.”

So I looked. And lo and behold… there was. 20 seconds, and I’m drawing boxes around massive numbers of links in the nano forums and opening them in new tabs. WITHOUT having to click each individually.

That is awesome. you think it up…someone probably has, and made an add-on for it for Firefox. That’s the power of open-source. Stable, powerful, and flexible. I refuse to use Microsoft products if I have any choice. Heck, if I didn’t have the programs I do for Microsoft OSes only, I’d switch to Linux completely, too.

That’s what I love about Firefox… it’s SO much more than just a web browser. In fact… I’m posting this blog entry from within the browser itself, using ScribeFire.