Well, I do, but don’t. Sigh…
I should plaster the phrase “Slow Down” in every room of my house!
Maybe that would help me avoid a lot of problems.
Three weeks ago, I fell into a dark parking lot. I was rushing and not aware of an obstacle in my path. Result, my front teeth were damaged and I’m gonna be out of a butt-load of money.
Last week I released the e-book for my third children’s picture book, A Reluctant Little Prince. Yay, good so far.
Next, release the print version. I was ready, or so I thought. Seemed as if it was taking forever. I wanted to get this thing out before the holidays.
I checked the online proof. Looked for glaring issues like typos and margins. What I didn’t catch, all the pictures were in B&W!
Thank God I decided to wait for a physical proof to arrive before hitting the final publish button.
Now, I’m waiting on Createspace to let me change the set-up. Ugh! If only I’d been a bit more cautious going through the set-up phase, I wouldn’t have to redo the entire thing. If only I’d been a bit more cautious in that dark parking lot, I wouldn’t be looking at thousands of dollars in dental work.
Patience is not one of my virtues.
Okay, enough bellyaching. Deep breaths and work on a new project while I wait for Createspace to help me fix this mistake.
One thing I know for sure, being an Indie is not for the faint of heart.
I’ll let y’all know when the print versions of A Reluctant Little Prince is available.
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What about you? Have you made costly publication mistakes?
Did it cost time or dollars?
Or maybe you’re a very patient writer?
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