In the middle of my publication adventure I’ve discovered something: writing the book is the easiest part of the entire process! I understand now why so many good authors never get anything published in their life time and those that do are exceptionally lucky.
I got the first quarter of my book back from my editor last week. Part of this is my own fault for being a Mac loyalist lol. Somewhere between emailing everything back and forth, the formats got lost in translation between Word and Pages. All of the edits were done, but I had to go through and reformat everything before I could submit it to the printer. I went through it once and got everything cleaned up, only to lose every stitch of my formatting when I uploaded it to the printing service.
The margins of my document were set up for a home printer 8.5 x 11in, and when it went to the printer half of my work was lost. It was a mess. Not too terribly difficult to fix with a little tweak of the margins in the doctument, right? Well it would have been if I hadn’t set all my chapter breaks and page introductions for 8.5 x 11in.
Now I have to go through everything for a THIRD TIME, and reorganize it to fit within the printer margins. Lol. There is far too much tedious math involved in becoming an author. That’s why I’m an author. I can’t math! If I could math I’d be a physicist.
Thankfully I should be able to get all of these little bugs worked out with this quarter of my work, and once the rest of it arrives from the editor it shouldn’t be difficult to correct. At least I sure hope so, because this stuff is for the birds!