Monday, July 30, 2012

Taking on new challenges


Paladin (n): 1.any one of the 12 legendary peers or knightly champions in attendance on Charlemagne.
2. any knightly or heroic champion.
3.any determined advocate or defender of a noble cause.
I'm a hard head sometimes and if I put my mind to something it's rare for me to give up. At some times that's a down fall, at other strength. Perhaps it's my Achilles heel. (ok, I just watched Troy. Some of you may get this;)

Last weekend I decided to take on formatting for print. I've followed Aaron Shepard's instructions from a book titled Perfect Pages I bought over a year ago. I must say I was ready to give up more than once, but I'm glad I didn't. After a full day of "playing" around with Word (and I'm the kind of person who doesn't even know which version of word she had) I did it. I formatted my novella for print.
It wasn't easy. The section separators had me going for a while by linking from one to the other, but I finally figured out. 

Now, only exporting to PDF and getting a cover ready (that I'm not ready to conquer - yet)

So for anyone who thinks formatting is difficult - It is - but if I did it, anyone can.

Have you accomplished something beyond what you thought you could? How did it feel?


Annalisa Crawford said...

Well done for figuring out the formatting. It's like anything - once you try it, you realise it's quite simple (well, apart from driving - I tried it and it's not simple!)

Ciara said...

I just formatted my first e-book. I'd read everything about it and thought it was going to be easy. Ha! Everything was perfect until I converted to ePub. I ended up with extra lines everywhere. It turned out to be a simple setting, but it took some time to figure it out. Be proud!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you figured it out!
Yes, I'm still writing. That is way beyond what I thought possible.

Nicole Zoltack said...

That's great! I'm so glad you figured it out. :)