March 20, 2022 - Not Exactly a Day of Rest

Sunday, March 20, 2022

I’ve had my schedule for the next couple of weeks planned out in my head all month. There was just one problem. It depended on the paperback of Homicide on the Range being finished before Monday, and I just ran out of energy by Friday afternoon.

A lot of that was used up by formatting the paperback version. I wanted to add a cowboy hat to the chapter headers and use an image of cowboy boots as a scene separator. It’s been a long time since I’ve done that, so I had to look in the manual (gasp!) and fiddle with it until the images were the right size and in the right place.

And then there was the cover. I can sort of shortcut that by using the ebook cover as a starting point, but there’s no spine or back cover for an ebook. And the print version is larger than the ebook version and has different requirements. So I only got halfway done before calling it quits.

Which meant that half-finished cover kept nagging me all afternoon. Eventually, I had to get on my computer and finish it. And upload it to Amazon. And order a proof.

Hopefully, I’ll get the proof copy of the book this week, and it will be fine. If not, more fiddling with it later on. But it can’t take much more time to get it right, so I’ll be able to move on to the next Shipwreck Point Mystery.



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