Rumor has it something like twelve plus books are on the way from Amazon. Some have already arrived while others like the Anne of Green Gables series and William Shakespeare's complete works will be here in the next week. I might of mentioned it in a previous post, but I'm yearning to read some older books.
This isn't a knock on contemporary authors at all. Being one, I will be the first to say pick up my books and other authors from this century. Still, for myself I want to revisit those books that I might have read as a teenager or always meant to read but hadn't the chance. Some of this might also be due to my teaching math. In Italy I taught all of the seventh and eighth grade subjects so I had some literature to brighten up my work day. Now, in the trenches of sixth grade through Pre-Calculus it's math-focused daily.
Between the new books, I purchased a new writing processor/program. It might sound odd but that's one reason why I haven't written anything new in the last 18 months. When I say new, I mean new book to be published. I preferred Microsoft Word the 2007 edition. My computer in Italy had it (I know there's a theme here). The computer died when I got back and I wasn't able to get my old version of Word that I preferred to use.
Last school year, I attempted using Microsoft 365 and Google Docs. While there are some benefits to both, neither met what I was looking for. I want a writing program that's entirely on my computer that I can save on a flash drive. I don't want it in some cloud. Yes, writers are finicky. I would agree with that assessment.
Fast forward to today and Word Perfect has arrived, the 2016 edition, because it was cheaper. Now, now there's nothing wrong with being frugal. I did plenty of research last weekend and this was the program I have decided is going to work best for me needs.
Between the new reading material, Word Perfect, and well a new large white board in my loft with a pad of sticky notes, it appears I'm ready to get some writing done. I'll keep you posted one way or another.