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Getting Started (Helpful for Mac Users!)

Currently Listening To: DARE, by Gorillaz

So I use Apple’s Pages app for my word processor needs. I was use to Word so this was a change for me.

Before I can begin the manuscript for Perverse Selection, I need to set the template correctly.

I knew how to set everything in Microsoft Word, but Pages was a new world to me.

Fortunately I found this blog post that gave me some helpful tips on setting the template correctly.

Unfortunately, it’s an important week at work. Let’s see how many chapters I knock out.

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Side Projects

Currently Listening To: Critical Acclaim, by Avenged Sevenfold

While Perverse Selection is the biggest project on my plate, I can’t help but branch off every now and then to write short stories or flash fiction pieces.

It gives me a break from the world and characters I’ve created to go exploring other worlds. I get ideas for other stories, but I don’t want to forget them. Why not draft a story really fast?

Obviously, if a deadline is approaching then I would put Perverse Selection above all else. Yet there are days where I’m itching to create another world, or give a character a test run.

What about you all? Do you avoid the urge to work on another story? or do you take a break now and then?