I’ve said it before and no doubt I’ll say it again—I see ideas and inspiration everywhere.
Take the past week or two, for instance. I’m trying to get things together so I can launch another book (announcement coming soon) and it’s not going my way.
First, I uploaded some files, ordered a hard copy proof, and when it arrived said “Well, that’s not going to work”. Tweaking and uploading of new files happened, and then the electronic proof had the page numbers off line. “Hmm,” says I. “That won’t work either.” More tweaking, another upload, and lo and behold—the page numbers hadn’t moved! Checked my file, checked the proof. Then followed a politely worded email along the lines of “Can you check that you used the latest file?”
Response arrived along the lines of “I’ve moved it to review and we’ll check the correct file is being used. Come back in 24-48hrs.”
Sound reasonable? I guess so. Or not. I’ve had reviews completed in two hours, but it’s a busy time of year. And I have a date looming…and what if there’s a bigger issue that will take longer to fix?
Then my writer’s brain kicked in.
Imagine a writer who has worked long and hard on their book only to be frustrated by delays. They take matters into their own hands…. Okay, not me. Seriously, I won’t be doing more than waiting and checking my email.
But I bet I could make it work.
Make a note of that...
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