Writing process

Gah, Gutenberg, Yay New Zealand

You may have noticed a few more typos in our blogs of late.

It’s not me.

I do make mistakes, some occasional typos, a bit of bad grammar, not deliberately, but they slip in. (You can rest assured that we edit our books a lot more than we edit our blogs.)

Word Press is in in the process of changing from its old editor (which wasn’t bad) to a new editor called Gutenberg. (Yes, named after that Gutenberg.) It’s not too bad, based around blocks rather than a full screen. Before Gutenberg the whole document was one long string of text, with paragraph breaks. Now each paragraph becomes a block, which you add and remove at will. An image is a block too, as is a heading.

Anyway, there were a few hiccups at the start, but nothing too onerous. Then suddenly, one release, it started pulling spaces out. It’s seemingly random. I have no idea why or what or how, but it happens. It may have something to do with the fact that I write the articles in Word first, I don’t know.

Worse still, Sherylyn proofreads the articles. “You have so many words run together,” she says.

“What?” I say. “I checked them in Word, and then afterwards, when I put them into Word Press. They’re fine.”

“Take a look.” So I look, and there’s a whole lot of words running together.

I edit the post and ensure every single space has been added back in. I save it. And guess what. New words run together.

You can almost see the steam coming out of my ears. It takes around five edits to get rid of them all, and even then I’m not really sure I’ve got them.

On another note. We’re holidaying in December. Cruising to New Zealand. We’re looking forward to it. We’ve dubbed this the “Lord of the Rings” holiday. We’ve already booked two Lord of the Rings tours, and are considering a third.

We’ll tell you about it if we get internet time, otherwise we’ll share photos when we get back.

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