#ROW80: Markdown time

Hunter Emkay had a post on her blog this past week about writing her posts in Markdown, a text-to-HTML conversion tool that’s gained some popularity. With Markdown, I need not use any of the buttons at the top of the screen for formatting these posts. I can use keyboard characters and the WordPress Markdown will convert everything into HTML for me. I’m disappointed that there doesn’t appear to be a way to specify that links open in separate windows. Perhaps that’s an enhancemet request, or maybe I could get my Perl skills out of mothballs.

Anyhow, enough about that. Let me know if everything looks all right. On to the ROW80 update…

Click on the picture to link to the website!
Click on the picture to link to the website!

I could just about copy the update from last week in here, and it’d still hold true.

  • Write 30 minutes a day: Been good about doing that, sometimes writing an hour or more. In the past week, I’ve been busy removing or shuffling scenes around, writing new ones, and basically cleaning up what I have. Nice thing about Scrivener is that I can relocate things outside the story area but still have them as part of the project, so I don’t lose what I’ve written. I also managed to import a bunch of stories that I had written in Word or Google Drive all at once, and Scrivener, bless its heart, kept all of them in separate scenes. How did I ever work without it? 🙂
  • Read 30 minutes a day: Not this week. My Kindle is still on more-or-less permanent loan, and this week also brought with it the distraction of men’s figure skating at the Olympics. More on that later.
  • Decrapulate office: Managed to get the table cleaned off. There were a lot of loose papers hanging around, leftovers from the printing process, that had just been left on the table. I gathered them up and put them in a folder to see whether they’re needed or can be discarded.I had stuff on the table from last year

As promised: This kid skated his heart out and placed ninth in the men’s figure skating at the Olympics. I think he did better than that, but what do I know? Here’s the pride of Highland Park, Illinois, Jason Brown, from earlier this year.

I have to hand it to him, he took his ninth like the champ he is. He’ll be around for a while.

Anyway, until next week, straight ahead.

4 thoughts on “#ROW80: Markdown time

  1. I absolutely love figure skating. Unfortunately, I missed watching the figure skating/ice dancing in the Olympics this year.:(

    Some very good progress! I need to decrapulate (love that word!) my desk. It’s getting scary.


    1. They’re doing the women’s long programs tonight (the 20th). They’ve ended up with a logjam at the top of the standings. Should be a very interesting time.

      Thanks for coming by!


  2. Oh, thanks for the ice skating clip! I think I’m glad I have a Kindle and Nook, LOL. Only one can get stolen at a time :snicker: Great progress John. May this week be fabulous.


    1. I’m getting past it all by using the Kindle app on my desktop and the Kindle Cloud Reader on my netbook. It’s not all that comfortable reading at the computer, but it’s a way around not having my Kindle to read.

      I’m glad you liked the skating clip. Mary and I both really like the kid, and as I said, he really gets the audience going.


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