Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Formatting a novel. Three words. It sounds so easy. Let me tell you, it’s not. I’m working on a second book to put out this year but decided I need to get The Boo Hag all ready to go, so I can put it out whenever I want. The only things left are cover art, which I’m working on, and the formatting.

I sat down to do some formatting last night. And it sucked. It was horrible. I spent like three hours doing nothing. I ended up in very nearly the same spot where I started. I looked online for help with formatting, but as you can imagine, Createspace doesn’t offer much help for novel formatting. It makes sense. Why give people guides, when you can charge them hundreds of dollars to do the formatting for them? It was one of those moments when I just wanted to give up.

But I’m pushing through. I am not paying to have someone else format my book for me. It may be terrible for my blood pressure. I may lose hair and sleep, but I’m gonna do it. I got a book from Amazon that is gonna help me get through it. And when The Boo Hag is finally out there, it will be my own.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Home Alone experience

This has nothing to do with Home Alone. Well, kind of I guess. I just had a Kevin moment today. It was one of these... The one where Kevin is upstairs running around with his hands waving around. See, I've decided to go indie. Self publishing is a viable option these days if you have a good story, and my good ol' Boo Hag is a good story. I've been feeling really good and upbeat about it until today. I really freaked out. I was a young Kevin running around the upstairs landing screaming like a lunatic. It was all in my head, but it was the same feeling nonetheless. I've calmed down since, but it'll come back. I think it's gonna be like this until I get my writing out there. But once it's out there, I'm gonna work my butt off to make sure it gets read. If I don't, I'll have a Kevin experience all over again.