About my Book
I’m in the throes of frustration.
I just wrote the above four sentences perfectly says my grammar checker “Give yourself a pat on the back.”
Well, that’s a first.
A post by Jaq D Hawkings didn’t help my anxiety when she spoke of uploading her book to KDP (Kindle publishing). She checked everything, thinking she had corrected all the typos, had all punctuation correct, and the manuscript formatted correctly only to find she left out the page numbers. And so it goes, back to the file, correct, repeat. And Hawkings is a seasoned writer.
We have a saying in our house that I must paint a room three times to get the color I want. Well, I don’t paint the entire room, but this extrapolates into writing.
(Izak Dinesen is Karen Blixen’s nom d plume. It means, “to laugh.”) and from it I read
“If I know a song of Africa, of the Giraffe, and the African new moon lying on her back, of the ploughs in the fields, and the sweaty faces of the coffee-pickers, does Africa know a song of me?”
And fell in love.
“And please,” to quote, Katharine E. Hamilton, “Do not make the mistake of assuming an Indie Author's work does not measure up to a traditionally measured book. Don't give us the small head tilt and the stink eye... when honestly, sometimes the opposite is quite true. Janet Evanovich, Colleen Hoover, E.L. James, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe... all started out as Self/Indie Authors ... Mark Twain started his own printing company to put his books out!”
Song of Africa, soon to be a major motion picture.—in my dreams.
When J.R.R.Tolkien, released The Lord of the Rings, he said, “I have exposed my heart to be shot at.”
I'm about ready to set up my target.