Writing is hard.
Editing is hard.
Publishing is harder.
Why is publishing harder?
Because you thought you were done.
You thought you were ready to publish.
You were wrong.
I was wrong.
There is SO MUCH that goes into the publishing process.
I had no idea.
I honestly thought the hard stuff was over.
THIS! This is what I’ve been working so hard for!
(Holy crap, the formatting.)
Did I mention cover art?
Should be easy, I’m a graphic designer for goodness’ sakes!
But it’s crazy hard.
Seriously, Formatting is the new “F” word to replace the old “F” word.
And then there’s the re-writing.
And the re-editing.
And the re-designing.
And the re-formatting.
As I go through the process (again and again), I promise myself that I will now be much more conservative in my criticism of published works.
Seriously, writing is hard, editing is hard, publication is harder.
Unless you’ve done it, shut the formatting up.