You know how sometimes you just know that spending a little bit of money goes a long way toward ensuring peace of mind? Well, I’ve come to that place.
I went back to the Smashwords Style Guide last night and started reading. This stuff is not rocket science (nor does it seem like a fun thing to do), but I have a weird mindset. If I begin to think I can’t handle something, then that’s exactly what takes root in my mind. So after reading a few pages about formatting and knowing it would feel like torture to format my document myself, I emailed a writing buddy and asked her if she would do the formatting for me on the free story I want to publish, as well as the other book of Jamaican tales. She said yes and gave me a reasonable price. It’s going to mean a sacrifice budget-wise, but the relief of knowing I won’t have to format for Smashwords myself made me ecstatic.
So, having escaped the study period with the Smashwords manual, I had time to edit the stories again. I missed my bedtime and was up until 2:00 a.m. getting lots done. I’ve already sourced my can of Arizona to keep me functioning at work, so I’ll make it through the day.
Here’s hoping you’re on the way to meeting some of your writing goals and if you haven’t, what’s stopping you?