Nothing to See Here…

No, seriously. I have nothing for WIPpet Wednesday. Zip for WIP, if you will. No new words, nothing edited. Here’s what I HAVE been doing:

ROW80 Update

Formatting, etc.

I finished my first goal, which was going through the re-formatted version of Bound, fixing typos/errors, and then uploading the file to Amazon and those other places.

Putting it up was nerve-wracking. The file looks AMAZING on my Kindle and in the Amazon KDP previewer, but less so in the”Look Inside,” which seems to be using the version that shows up on other devices. Bleh.

It’s super pretty in the Kindle, I swear. Drop caps and everything. Fancy.

In any case, and for better or worse, that’s done. And having this version (done with the Vellum program, which is so simple to use) means I can add in pre-order links and such when the time comes.

Yay me!

Okay, I still couldn’t HTML my way out of a paper bag, but this works. I think. I hope. Because I can’t make any sense of the previous version when I open it in Calibre.

Glurg.

Let me know if you happen to download the new version…

 

Book Three Stuff

I spent yesterday getting my office re-organized after a long absence, and also getting my revision notes in order for book 3. It’s funny how some things don’t become clear until after the first draft, no matter how much planning I do. Character development and motivations, subplots, the way one thing affects another… I have two scenes to add to an admittedly already huge book, and a few others to re-write, but I’m excited to get back to it.

In March.

Because my editor says that he’ll be done with Torn tomorrow or Friday, so that’s my January and much of February gone.

Ack.

I forgot about the anxiety. I think it’s like what they say about having babies, that you forget how horrific labour is until the first contraction on the second baby, when it’s really too late to back out.

Not that I’m anxious. Nope. Coooool as a cucumber.

*deflates*

Seriously, though, I’m excited. I have no doubt that this is going to be just as big a challenge as Bound was when it came back from edits, but it will be just as rewarding, and I’m going to learn a lot. Again. I hope.

If we’re going to do this, we’re going to do it right.

And we are so doing this.

And I’m excited about this book.

*crazy grin*

 

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About Kate Sparkes

Kate Sparkes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, but now resides in Newfoundland, where she tries not to talk too much about the dragons she sees in the fog. She lives with a Mountie, two kids who take turns playing Jeckyll and Hyde, two cats, an intentional boxer and an accidental chihuahua. She's the author of the bestselling Bound Trilogy (mature YA Fantasy). www.katesparkes.com View all posts by Kate Sparkes

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