Writing, First

I’ve been thinking about both writing and publishing and, I’m afraid, technology. I want to mention to Cristian that my thoughts on these are based purely on my own personal experiences and, of course, everyone should do what they think is best for them.

I’ll start with writing. There are few who don’t think they have The Great American Novel buried deep within their soul. Hemingway, I am not. Besides, I am not that kind of writer. I have one thing to talk about, and that is the rambling road of experiences in hippiedom and the life of the embarrassingly wealthy in which I found myself. The only person who I want to tell is my little sister, so I’ll make one or two copies for her and my grandniece Mia.

My venture into writing got a big boost from the NaNoWriMo peeps when they created DabbleWriter as a desktop program. I can use it all year. It costs very little, helps me with my Aspie issues, and lets me write in 250-word spurts all year, if that’s what I want to do. My needs are simple. There is a basic plan that costs very little each month. Super-duper plans (still inexpensive) are also available.

The Safari browser would like you to believe DabbleWriter is only available in app form through Apple, but I accidentally was able to add it to my Android home page via the browser I use, which is Duck Duck Go. I use it for privacy and data mining prevention from companies like FB and Google, among others. It always tells me who it blocked, so that I feel much more comfortable.

Okay. Round Two. Publishing. I’ll hit that in another post.

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