This is me; holding the package that contained the very first ever copy of my memoir. Can you sense the excitement? =)
I opened the package and...it was a beautiful sight. The cover looked beautiful, even though it had been folded slightly crooked. It was an easy fix and I just held it in my hands and gazed at the wonder of it.
As I examined it further, my excitement waned just a teeny tiny bit. I noticed that there was a blank spot at the bottom of the cover, so I knew I would need to fix that. I had already fixed a couple of things in the text since uploading it and ordering a copy, so those will be fixed in my final copies. Then I made a startling discovery...there were no page numbers!
What?!? How could there be no page numbers? How could that have been overlooked? Oh wait, maybe it's because I am the chief writer, editor, and copy editor of the project. And maybe it's because I am excited to get this baby out there for people to read. And just maybe it's because I made a mistake, because I do make mistakes...a lot.
Okay. No big deal. I can just go back in and add page numbers. Should be a simple fix, right? Wrong. In one of my last editing sessions, I had altered the margins a bit so that I could fit more text on a page. I have been trying to get the page number count as low as possible so that I can charge the least amount possible for the hardcover editions. Anyway, because of this margin fix, the "add page numbers easily" option was not going to be so easy.
So, after praying and pondering as to what to do next, I have been stuck at the computer fixing the problems. *Sigh* Just when you think you've got it made...
I took one little pause to fix dinner, only to find that I did not have the ingredients that I needed to make what I had been planning on making. *Sigh* again. Plan C. Guess what, everyone? It's a "let's throw whatever can bake at 400 degrees into the oven" kind of night! Yay!
We threw in some fruits and veggies for good measure and Voila! Dinner! Or something that resembles a dinner.
And now, I must leave you and get back to my project. If anyone needs me, I will be chained to the computer for a few hours trying to fix my blunders.
But! Did I mention that the cover is beautiful? :) I can do hard things...I can do hard things...