Don’t know if you have ever used it, but Microsoft wrote a bit of software called Windows Live! Writer (why does half of the products they bring out have Live! in the title?). There’s another version (beta 2) that’s been released. Read more about it at http://jcheng.wordpress.com/2007/05/30/finally-writer-beta-2/
I did download the first one, it worked ok but lacked a couple of features, and when I uploaded the postings some of the formatting didn’t look correct on Blogger. I might try the new one and see if its any better.
On a completely different topic, if you like a bit of English alt rock music, check out the Pigeon Detectives first album Wait For Me. It’s rather good