Back around December 9, I posted a blog about being sure you’re finished when uploading a manuscript to Kindle.  Well, I should have followed my own advice.  I’m advertising THE STONE KILLER on Whizbuzz Books. The sent me a link to my page, and when I viewed it, the wrong book cover displayed.  I sent them the correct one and received a reply.  The one they used, was being shown on Amazon.  I checked, and sure enough, I had uploaded the wrong cover.  So I uploaded the correct one to KDP.  When I reviewed the file on KDP’s reviewer, I was shocked to discover that at some time or another instead of the revised and corrected manuscript, I uploaded the blurb for the back of the book cover.  I have not idea how long it has been that way.  Again today, I made all the correction, and double checked each book to make sure everything is correct.  

Today has been an eye-opener for me.  I have been working hard on the rewrites of FOR THE LOVE OF HANNAH.  I thought it was coming along so well.  BUT.  There always seems to be a but.  For all my effort, the quality of what I had written bothered me.  I kept going over and over the first couple of chapters.  I didn’t like what I was reading.  It wasn’t that it was poorly written, but it was boring.  There was too much emotion and not enough action.  The emotional parts were good, but no action is bad.  So today, I deleted over three thousand words and did a rewrite all the way through chapter three.  Now, I feel as if I have written something worth reading.  It still needs more tweaking, which will be done.  You see, I love this story, and I want it to be my best effort.  I will work on rewriting the chapters until I get them as perfect as possible.  I have a tendency to be a perfectionist.  It drives me crazier than I am, but I can’t seem to help it. I’m still not sure if I like this book cover.

Well, the ground is still covered with the snow we got Friday and Saturday.  The temperature hasn’t gotten high enough to melt any of the stuff.   I know the temperature outside right now at 12:06 is supposedly 35 degrees.  Bull.  I had the pups out about 30 minutes ago, and it’s still colder than a well-digger.  And tomorrow the prediction is for 40 some degrees and rain.  Has Mother Nature gone nuts or what?  All I know is I am sick of snow.  I WANT TO SEE SOME SUNSHINE!  Enough bitching on my part.  I feel better now.  I do miss Colorado and always will. 

It is after midnight, and I need to go to bed.  Tomorrow is another day of rewrites.  Everyone have a great week and stay safe.  Remember:  NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER.


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