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THERE’S A TRICK TO THAT

THERE’S A TRICK TO THAT

As I was s l o w l y editing Coffee-Drunk or Blind – again – I also started working on the book cover. After two days of back and forth emails, and researching,  and just throwing my hands up in a fit of rage, I finally got my book cover template to open. Yeah, there’s a trick to that, and I’ve recorded it all in my notebook for future reference. 

Then…I stumbled across two more letters – one from Aunt Letaine and one from Aunt Tishy. I can’t leave those rare ones out! This added seven more pages to my interior template. 

Writing is a slow process, but self-publishing takes the cake! I guess if I published every six months or at least once a year I’d know all the in’s and out’s by now. 

I’m really dreading the book cover process because I know the pics I want to use are of poor quality and might not be accepted through CreateSpace. May have to spend $$$’s get that fixed. 

Back to square one it is…I’ll have to order a new template with seven more pages so my spine will be correct.  Glad I saved that info…

Now where’s that notebook? 

~Elle

When Push Comes To Shove!

When Push Comes To Shove!

Sometimes our plans don’t always end up as we expect or maybe our expectations are set too high. I expected to finish the writing of ‘What Line’ by the end of the summer. Nope. So I set a new goal of getting it written by the end of the year and published by March. Now I’ve gone and done it. I’ve told you my goals, giving you some dates, and now I will have to be held accountable if I don’t meet that deadline. That goal is drawing nearer and way too fast. I’ll try not to let you down!

I’m writing though – not as fast as I would like, but writing just the same. Two more chapters were finished this weekend. Yay! That doesn’t sound like much, but remember I have to fit my writing in between everything else that takes precedence over it.  That’s Harry, the house, the chores, Andrew coming home for the holidays, the real paying job, this blog, and all that reading I can’t ever seem to catch up with. There is also the marketing and promoting of ‘Crossing The Line’ which never ends. Help! I need an assistant and preferably one that will work for free! Fat chance huh?

It’s all over whelming when you look at the big picture so I try not to do that and to just take one day at a time.  I set goals and sometimes I don’t meet those goals. If I do get this book finished by the end of the year, there’s still the editing, probably re-writing of some chapters, and proof reading. Oh yeah, did I mention the editing? That’s the one that keeps bouncing back like a giant rubber ball!

Then there’s the work of having to get the manuscript into my template to publish. (not an easy feat to accomplish even though I already did it once before with ‘Crossing The Line’).  And the book cover! My mind is a blank on that one. I’ve been thinking I want to change the cover of ‘Crossing The Line’ and coincide that ordeal with the publishing of ‘What Line’.  Am I setting myself up for more work than I can handle? I don’t think so. There are no real deadlines, no time clock to punch every morning, and no one standing over me with a whip. It’s just me, myself, and I.

If you don’t see me on here as often it’s because I am working hard to meet this goal I have set for myself and sometimes I need a little push…or shove. What ever it takes!

Elle

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