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Pass the Dunce Cap

Originally published at Joely Sue Burkhart. You can comment here or there.

I’m taking an incredible PhotoShop class (in which I’m woefully behind thanks to finishing Road and getting NSR out to the American Title contest) and I could really use a dunce cap.

I SUCK at graphics! It just doesn’t make sense to me. I must take even the most basic of instructions and dissect and study each component, and then try it a dozen times until it makes sense. I think I’ve finally figured out layers. A little. I played with the magic wand last night and just about turned myself into a frog. I wept over the hero’s nose. Okay, not really, but Zahak’s nose was definitely a challenge. A huge thank you to Deena for helping me! Hopefully her list of how she did it will make sense once I get a bit caught up with the class.

To give myself a break, I switched to reading Cindy Speer’s The Chocolatier’s Wife. Ohhhh, what a lovely read. I ended up staying up later than I planned so I could finish it. Absolutely sweet and touching romance, and I loved the letters back and forth between William and Tasmin. Watch for more on this book — Cindy and I are planning some kind of chat/interview to celebrate the releases of our stories on June 20th.

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