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My insecurity this month has to do with consistency and continuity of my products. You know how it is. Just when you think you have it all figured out, someone blasts apart a bridge on your path, and you have to adapt.
I love to be creative, but I hate change.
I finished my WIP, got the beta feedback (which was mostly positive, thank goodness), and now I'm knee deep in final edits of the companion novel to my debut... only to discover the formatter who formatted my first book isn't taking new jobs, even from established clients. Oy vey.
I admit I had a little, private freak-out moment when I got her email. But..but...but... this is a companion novel. I silently shrieked in my mind. How can I be sure it will look the same if someone else does the formatting? I'm going to have to trust someone new with my baby--a baby that needs to be a twin!
Then came acceptance and the search. I found someone new who has a glowing recommendation, but he wants more than twice the first formatter's fee for a story with half the number of words. Hm...
I could try it myself. There are programs for do-it-yourself e-book formatting, but they have limitations, and it would be not only an added task but an added learning curve to heap on top of all the other things I have to do to get my twin baby published.
And what about the PDF for the paperback? The most I know how to do with PDFs is open them, read them, and save them.
I'm a tree. I can bend.
*gags, then blisters the walls with a convoluted string of profanity*
Hopefully, by the time this post goes live, I'll have figured it out.
IWSG is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. It's a monthly bloghop that offers a safe haven for writers to express their feelings and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. It's also a venue for offering support, both in the form of comments and positive posts. Writers of all kinds are welcome.
We 'meet' the first Wednesday of every month. If you're interested in learning more, click on the link above. And don't be intimidated by the size of the group. We're not expected to visit everyone on the list.