Thursday, April 23, 2015


Yesterday I finished the second read through my book. When I first finished Bloodline Inheritance for NaNoWriMo it was barely over 50k words in total. Now it is at 69k, and I am glad I took the time to revise it multiple times. I thought editing was the hardest part of this book, but it turns out formatting it might actually be a struggle. My last two books, Shadows and Embers and Thicker Than Blood, I have formatted on my own. I am even using my Macbook Air again, which I used originally for my two previous books. You would think after formatting two books I would have this down to a science. Or I would have at least written myself a "how to" incase I forgot, but alas I did not.
So while the book is finished, please keep in mind that I am working alone on the formatting. The only other option I would have is to pay someone to format it for me -which I have greatly consider. Tonight I have already ran into errors, so unfortunately this might take some time for me to solve. I had this problem the last two years (especially with book #3) and remember it set me back. I definitely do not want that to happen again, so I will continue to search for answers and ask for help. If you are an indie author who has formatted your own books, any help is welcome.
Once the formatting is done I want to buy a mock proof copy of the book from Lulu. Though I won't be publishing through Lulu, I use it as a way to see how my book will turn out before doing the real proof on Createspace. (It's also a way to check I haven't completely ruined the formatting.)
Again I want to apologize for any delays, but please know I am working as hard as possible on this. If you've stopped by the "books" tab on here you can see I updated the TBA date to May/June 2015.
Lindsey R. Sablowski


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