Author, Sandra K. Marshall, is certifiable. Now, you ask what can do that to a normally strong woman. lol Technology is the answer. I'm a published author and all I want to do is write. Instead, I'm having to learn new technology and promote my latest short story.
Here's the new technology that has me raving. It's Microsoft 8.1. Actually, I'm going to say it's not as difficult as I'm making it out, but it is irritating to have your computer crash and buy a new one to find out everything you are familiar with isn't on the new one.
First, I will say if I had a smart phone, or at least knew how to use one I would have figured some of this stuff out faster. Also, it would be nice if Microsoft provided a manual for their new 8.1, and then you wouldn't have to learn by experimenting.
One of the big things that irritated me is copying stuff and trying to paste into my old word processor (2003). I finally figured I have to copy and paste into notepad, and then I can paste into my Word. However, that isn't exactly easy either because wherever I'm coping from I have to right click to copy and then go to notepad and right click to paste. I right click again in notepad, go to Word and go to edit to paste. Simple, right? Yes it is, if you knew that was how it's done in the first place. Okay, I will admit after many tries Microsoft finally popped up and gave me the solution. Why didn't they give it to me the first time?
Another thing I don't like that Microsoft has done is they have changed Windows Mail, but I'm sure some people like it even better, but I'm not one of them. Microsoft wants you to have a password for every app you use. I have three pages of passwords already, please give me a break. Oh, I know it is for my own safety. Grrr! It just doesn't make me like it. Frankly, I could have done without most of those apps, but everything has an app these days.
Okay, enough of my ranting. Yes, I will learn this new technology in time. It will just take me longer to learn everything than when I was young. Believe it or not, I was a quick learner at one time. lol One more thing, don't get too comfortable with 8.1 because I hear 9 is coming. Grin! Doesn't that just make your day?
Moving on to some promo. Something else, I don't like to do, but has to be done. My short story, All Bets Are Off, came out in audio during this mess. Here is the link for it if you prefer to listen to your stories rather than read them.
Ana Torres has dug her self out of her gambling debts and started a business to help others with the same problem. Now, she wants to show her soul mate she has changed and win him back.
Jason Gibbs meets his wife at a party and realizes he still loves her even after all she cost him with her gambling addiction. He wants to find out if she has changed, and if she has, he will woo her back.
Thanks for listening to me rant today. If you have some suggestions, or a rant of your own, I'm willing to listen, so leave your comments.