So, I’ve been talking for the last MONTH about my preorder of Know Me Well, which releases THIS FRIDAY. Yay, rah rah and all that.
Except I discovered day before yesterday an egregious formatting disaster.
A Find and Replace horror of epic proportions that had somehow made half my periods disappear (not all, just some, which is why I didn’t catch it on the last skim). I’ve spent the last 2 days painstakingly correcting this mistake (and dear God, if I ever do this again, just shoot me and get it over with). But because it’s a preorder, I can’t upload the corrected file to Amazon until the book actually releases for sale. I’ve emailed Amazon to beg for some alternative, but I don’t expect to actually be given any quarter. It was my mistake. I should’ve checked and noticed before I uploaded the final version.
Given I have a reputation for well-edited, perfectly formatted books, this is AWFUL. With any luck, everyone who was a preorder can be reached because they read my blog, are part of the Wishful group on Facebook, or on my mailing list, so that I can notify them to delete the file automatically delivered to their Kindle and download it again. But, of course, I live in fear of those people that may not be, who will blast me with a horrible review because of a freaktastic and careless error. UGH.
So that disaster has overtaken any actual progress on the novella for the last several days. Bleh. I am hoping to get back to that tonight. I’m traveling for work this week, too, so I’m sure that will throw me off. The Evil Day job has been hideously busy this week, and my brain in general just feels fried. Is August over yet?