Edits are over. Did I type that sentence? I have moved to the layout portion of this project. I spent four hours this past weekend just fixing the paragraph indentions for the Kindle Mobi file: from Word to Writeway Pro to RTF back to Word to HTML file to Mobi file. Yes, that’s my actual work flow that appears to allow the insertion of the first line indentions. Apparently, Writeway Pro doesn’t like the indentions on the first pass, but I need to upload into that program for the actual chapter layout with table of contents. Trial and error; push out to Kindle for a test. Ironically, this is supposed to be the easy one. Smashwords is supposed to be the hard one. I am also doing the print layout, which may result in the death of my computer mouse.
With all of that said – Happy Thanksgiving!! Hopefully, I will have more exciting blog reports as we get closer to the release date.
When I started writing three years ago (gasp!), I didn’t know how time consuming this project would eventually become in my life. My cousin shared a quote this week.
“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it’s a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress; and then it becomes a master; and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.” – Winston Churchill
I don’t know if I will ever feel the book is ready for the public, but eventually I have to let go and say enough is enough.
Thanksgiving Song of the Day: Better Days by the Goo Goo Dolls