Tuesday, 14 August 2012

After thirty hours and ten Red bulls

I was up all night. I re-edited it backwards, checking every single word. I know, just like I should have done the first time. But now, finally, Three Hoodies Save The world 1 is fixed properly. I'm almost happy with it. I'll upload it tomorrow to Kindle.

   I've withdrawn the CreateSpace paperback from sale. This the first and hopefully last time that I'm glad I haven't actually sold any paperbacks yet. In a few days I'll begin the process of converting it to their complicated software again. Or maybe I won't. I only did it in the first place so I could have one myself. In London it would have cost me over a hundred pounds to get a print run and that would have been ten copies. If I had blown all that money I would have had to toss the lot away.

   All this means of course that I'll have to go over Three Hoodies 2 again, and perhaps again. It's hard enough to get sales; even harder if people think you're an amateur who can't even take enough care to make it error proof. I don't want to be one of those people buggering it up for all Indie authors.

   So Hoodies 2 will have to wait another few weeks; or as long as it takes. I have the rest of my life to finish it. I'm not going to rush any longer. After all, it's not as if people are beating down my door.


  1. Editing. Worse than a thorn in the ...
    It never seems to end, and just when you think it's perfect, there's more errors.
    Hey, I have faith in you. Someday they will be beating down your door.

  2. Hopefully it's not the boys from Amazon after I add it to smashwords.