Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Trying new things (IWSG)

I have recently decided to learn how to format an e-book and book for print. Why? Because I can't afford to have my first book professionally formatted and it would be a handy skill for me to learn.

I am definitely very eager to learn, but it is sort of driving me a little crazy. Having to learn to get things just right and all that, but I know I can do it. So this week, learning to format my own book is my insecurity.

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  1. I know I'm also probably going to end up formatting my own books, but I'm still in denial and procrastinating. ;-)

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    1. I know what you mean. I've been putting it off for so long, but finally decided to do it. Don't worry, when it's your time, I'll cheer you on.

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  2. Formatting books seems incredibly daunting, but it's simpler than it first appears :)! I had to format my own book for my major project back in uni (as well as my actually novel haha), so if you ever need any help, just give me a shout and I'll be more than happy to try and give you a hand :)!

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  3. Hang in there! I actually find it quite satisfying. And it's not that bad once you've got the hang of it.

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  4. Bravo for you, Murees. It's really good for our brains to learn new skills.

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    1. Thank you! I like learning new things. I hope to master book formatting.

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  5. I may some day join you in this insecurity. If I self-publish, I will indeed SELF-publish. That will be a huge learning curve for me.

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    1. It is a huge learning curve for me as well at the moment, but I know it will be worth it. Thank you for the encouragement.

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  6. Good for you. Learning new skills is important. I found making notes about font sizes, spacing etc was useful - it saved me having to skip back and forth to make sure chapter heading were identical.

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    1. Thank you. Oh, great tip. I did get confused once or twice.

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  7. Good for you! Keep working on it and you'll figure it out eventually.

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  8. I'm also hoping to learn how to format my own books.... but I don't know when... one day... eventually! LOL
    Step at a time... we'll get there!
    Happy IWSG day!

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    1. Thank you! I know we will both master it...eventually. We're awesome like that :)

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  9. Formatting books is a useful skill. I would like to learn also but I don't have time. Already learning too much. Someone may want to kill me, hahaha.

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    1. It will be a great skill, once I can master it. Wow, sounds like you're learning a lot. Thank you for visiting :)

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  10. That will be my route too, when my first book is ready. Kudo's to you. Best of Luck,
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  11. Good for you! I am totally intimidated by this process and don't know if I could ever master it. Good luck and I'm sure you will have it down in no time.

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  12. No doubt that's a handy skill to have and a trying one to master no doubt. Good for you!
    Brandy from Brandy's Bustlings

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