Anne N. Mouse: Blog

Social media

June 23, 2018
Posted at 1:39 pm

Or the lack thereof... I don't do twitter, face book or most any other 'social' media. What this means to some who don't use the system here is that I can't give you any feedback on what you're posted.
When there was a site trying to become a networking hub for aspiring writers I was a member there under another name because I would like to write commercial fiction.Making money doing something I love would be a great thing to have happen.
Well to be honest I'd like to write fiction that was well finished regardless of whether or not I sell it...!


May 1, 2018
Posted at 12:44 am

I'm a working person. I was when I was in the army, and I was rather surprised at how quickly that rolled off my tongue today. That is that when someone addressed me thus while I was in the middle of working and they were part of the crew I was working with.

Swarm List bounce...

April 21, 2018
Posted at 12:43 am

Is Brooke ill?

Helluva Job update

April 19, 2018
Posted at 2:51 pm

To my loyal fans who have put up with the fact that this story seems to be in permanent hiatus, I started writing the other day and sketched out a chapter, maybe even a chapter and a half that should bring me closer to finishing this story. Part of what happened to me is that I've got so many loose ends that I left lying around this story that I'm having a hard time finding them all and picking them up and weaving conclusions for them. I hope you all will bear with me on this as I work on it. I'm still out of work so I don't know when exactly the money will run out and I will be homeless, but right now the work front seems pretty hopeless unless I am willing to do something pretty drastic. And to be honest, I'm not there yet.

Some free stuff

February 28, 2018
Posted at 11:08 am

I was looking for a modern word processor several years ago when I upgraded my computer from a win Vista model to a win 7 model. The choice I made then was driven by finances. But I have not ever been disappointed by open office or using it or libre office. Now I use libre office because it is slightly more full featured than open office. But either word processor (actually an office suite of programs) will do most anything that you would expect from a micro soft program of the same sort.
This does bring me to file types. Some people wish to use plain text for working with text files (file type txt)some use rtf files (rich text file) and others use dox (they paid to add to Billy Gates stack of money) I use (in general for my personal use) odt which is the open office default file type. I would imagine, from converting other types, that each type of file tends to introduce anomalies as it is converted from one word processor to another...
I probably don't donate enough to libre office for their suite, but I do what I can afford, after all they keep me writing!