Just as I thought I had overcome the issues imposed by the untimely demise of my Mac, another one presents itself. To be precise, Libre Office Writer, my replacement word processor. This is not a condemnation of said program. It is free, after all, and more or less as powerful as the anything but free Microsoft Word. It is just that it and I do not get along particularly well. In its favour, it makes a squeaky clean Html file for turning into an eBook (which is something Word never did), but it doesn't scroll smoothly and I find the interface rather clunky, which removes a lot of the pleasure from writing.
Imagine my relief at finding a replacement that is every inch the successor to my much loved Nisus Writer Pro (which I can no longer use because it is Mac-only). The new word processor is called WPS Writer, and it is terrific. It suits me down to the ground. The Linux version that I use is even free. Its default format for saving files is .docx (same as Microsoft Word) which avoids a lot of hassle. It also means that I can still use Libre Office to open the completed document and turn it into a clean Html file when making the Kindle version.
Accordingly, I have now migrated all my books over to the new program and republished them (with a few minor tweaks on the way - couldn't resist). Sadly, this means that the printed editions have lost their dropped capitals at the beginning of each chapter. I have, however, replaced them with raised capitals, so they look just about as good.
Finally, I can get back on with 'The Secret Angels'. Still targeting a publication date before Christmas.
Writer of Fantasy, thrillers, comedy - and anything else that takes my fancy.