Last night was crashing and burning: came home hopped up on coffee (recall: I’ve high blood pressure) to get things done on HBD!, only to be confronted with hysterical wife: “my J-drama torrents won’t work!!” An hour lost there, then another making dinner, I finally sit down to format some jpg’s to pdf’s . . . forgetting that twice 2700 pixels is not 1350, but, in fact, 5400. Re-re-formatting everything, I do a trial upload at 2215. All clear. Time for bed.
Tonight, adding text. As this is a book aimed at 2nd graders, I think there’s about 120 words, total. This issue – ONCE AGAIN – is formatting: my pages are set to ‘bleed-out’ on the edges, so when making text boxes, I have to guess where my perimeter is. That’s been three tries so far. I’d also some issues about ISBN’s, but would rather toss my desktop out my window than even think about discussing it.
Below the fold, a snapshot of page 17. God bless Claudia Gadotti, my illustrator. How she could reach into my mind from my poor, bare-bones description of my characters to make what she did . . . well, just wait until I’ve wrapped this all up in a couple of weeks.