Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Caffeine, cokes, and computers

Went to Denny's tonight with Nate (D. Nathan Hilliard). We really don't live there--it's just close by and gives us a chance to talk all about writing. I gulped coffee loaded with cream like it was the best stuff on earth...and now I'm pumped like the lead dog on the Iditarod. Sheesh! 

Nate and I compared books, sales of our books, prices of books, and goodness knows what else we could dip into on Amazon. I love that place! Before we left, I had him open at least a dozen different tabs on his laptop. But, the best part tonight for me was learning a bit more about the image editor programs. See, I'm no artist. The lingo and do-dad buttons used in this stuff is foreign to me. Soooo, Nate helped me out...by telling me to just pull up a picture and play with it. I have and when I finished (after 3 frustrating hours), it looked like I had taken a blow torch to a rose bush!! 

Tomorrow, I'll "practice" and "play" with Picture Imaging alterations some more; after I finish working on the edits for Impact For Murder. (Yes, I'm still struggling) :) Over half-way through--YAY! 

Lots to do tomorrow, so I'm signing off--

Happy Trails,



  1. One of these days I'm going to have to figure out how to attach a spare battery to that laptop.

  2. LOL-Next time I'll bring my laptop along too and we can have 20 tabs open at once. haha.
    This afternoon I'm dedicating some "practice" time to this new art! Burning bushes here I come...