I finished it! If you’ve been staying in touch you’ll have read my earlier post and know that I had a few chapters to finish this week… and if you thought that writing five chapters in two days was not going to happen then you’d be completely right. And maybe you’d sound a little like my Mom. Let’s face it though, people don’t decide to take on the “Riskiest and most labor intensive desk career in the world” because they are completely practical and have both feet planted firmly on the ground. I’m here doing this writing thing as my full time career because I take risks and push myself beyond what the many practical people in my life recommended to do this thing part time around “pay the bills” kind of occupations because they kindly told me being an Indie author was unlikely to pay my rent or student loans within the first decade, yet here I am anyways.
That said, I did actually finish writing the content of the book on time. Wow! Yay! Five freaking chapters! You might be wondering why I said I only just finished the book ten minutes ago if I finished writing all the content on Tuesday though. That’s because I’ve been trying to figure out the messy art of formatting an ebook. This is not my first time at the rodeo, but the first time I did pay for a company to format for me because I couldn’t figure out how to do it on my own and I wanted to put it out there right away. In hindsight that was a terrible business decision on my part.
The second time I tried to format it myself and failed horribly- but it wasn’t too big of an issue because I was sending it off to be considered in an Anthology so when compiling didn’t work I just sent a raw Word document instead and that worked.
This time I took two solid days to figure out how to do the dumb thing. Now I just have to send that off to get reviewed. Fingers crossed that I don’t screw that one up too badly.
If you want to get a glimpse at the story you can head over to my sneak peek post.
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