ART 58 proofs

The proofs for my forthcoming book arrived yesterday… Everything being much simpler this time around, I have so far found only one adjustment to make—i.e., the cover. I have edited the background image to make it a bit lighter overall, and to increase the contrast between sections of the image (the part left of the [...]

ART 53, day 60

This Is Fifty-three, day 60 If it’s not one thing, it’s something else. This one is on me, though. While trying to get around all these other obstacles, I missed one page where the end of one line of text somehow got cut off. So, I have fixed it, and am now uploading my interior file again. [...]

ART 53, day 59

This Is Fifty-three, day 59 I  still hate Mercury Retrograde. The latest version of my interior PDF passed review, and the book’s status changed to ‘awaiting proof order’. So, I logged on, clicked ‘Launch Digital Proofer’, and began reviewing. When I got to page 93, I saw this: It is supposed to look like this: The [...]

ART 53, day 58, part 2

This Is Fifty-three, day 58, part 2 I hate Mercury Retrograde. CreateSpace acted quickly to put things back on track—then they sent me this: I'm glad to inform that our technical services team has  placed your title "This Is Fifty-three" back In Process and instructed the review team to pass your title the way it [...]

ART 53, day 58

This Is Fifty-three, day 58 This should really be day 57, part 2, but it’s after midnight. New e-mail from CreateSpace, with yet another ‘problem’ that was never mentioned in any of the previous reviews of my files: Funny…I didn’t know I was making a flip book… Okay, given these pages, I can maybe see why they might [...]

ART 53, day 56

This Is Fifty-three, day 56 A day after approving the proof for the Just the Words, Man edition, thereby making it available for purchase…I received the printed proof for the full-color edition. For the most part, it looks really good. Having worked only with black-and-white interiors in the past, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The [...]

National Poetry Writing Month, Day #24

Today’s prompt is to write a ‘mix-and-match’ poem, mixing ‘fancy’ and ‘non-fancy’ words. Not as big a stretch as some of the previous prompts, but… Who am I today? The identity to which I have awakened disappoints me I’m unaccustomed as of late to seeing myself the way other people view me I don’t like being affixed to [...]