Red Rook Progress Report #1

This month was a good month. I’ve made good progress on the Red Rook, (sequel to Dispensing Justice, the first in my Nova Genesis superhero SF series) (and it’s from Penny’s viewpoint, rather than Michael’s) and it now stands at a bit over 21,000 words, which is a little over a quarter of the way to my 80,000 word goal for my first polish draft. What has been a little surprising is that I’ve been averaging slightly more than a thousand words a day. I think it’s because I’ve been bouncing around a lot, writing scenes and partial scenes as they come to me. Not sure how long that will last, but I’m hoping to keep the pace up at least through half-way. Of course, at some point I’m going to have slow down and fill in the gaps.

Freeware PDF Printers Compared (link)

If you’re like me, then you rely on your PDF printer, both for writing and for more mundane uses, such as printing receipts, etc. I like PDFCreator ( http://www.pdfforge.org/ ), but you don’t need to listen to me sing its praises (OK, maybe a little). PDFCreator does more than just print PDF, it also lets you print into various graphic file formats, such as PNG and JPEG.

So, if you’re interested in a good comparison of freeware PDF printers, check out The best freeware virtual PDF printer: a comparison at freewaregenius.com ( http://www.freewaregenius.com/2011/06/16/the-best-freeware-virtual-pdf-printer-a-comparison/ ).