Know how sometimes you second-guess yourself?
I wasn’t sure I wanted to do a print edition of my new book, The Seven Day Manuscript Machine: Edit your children’s book to perfection in under a week.
(Thanks to the steampunk cover, my children have taken to calling it The Seven Day Time Machine!)
But then I thought, why not? Costs nothing but about a million headaches formatting the thing.
I’m so happy I did. The proofs came today and they are absolutely beautiful.
An ebook is definitely still a book. But it’s not a BOOK like a book is a book. If you know what I mean.
Somebody emailed me last week to say he didn’t love the choices of fonts, but honestly, I think the combination I picked works very well together. I’d love to hear what you think.
I am utterly thrilled with the size of these, by the way. It’s exactly 120 pages. Too thin to have text on the spine, which is a shame, but also thin enough that it’s not a daunting project to take on.
Somewhere between an ebook and a full-length writing manual, this definitely feels like something that is “do-able” by an average writer in an average week. I really believe anyone can use this book to make their own story (stories!) sing.
I can’t wait to get feedback.
(Okay, yeah, I’m a little scared, too.)
As I post this, you still have a few hours to pick up a Kindle copy free (I think it’s on until midnight, August 31st).