Microsoft Word Had a Mind of Its Own
OK, so I think I have finally formatted Kingdom Beyond the Rim the way I want it.
It has only taken me hours and hours of battle with MS Word 2007 to get it right. Even when I go into outline view I can't figure out what the program is doing to my files.
Try to force pages numbers and it won't cooperate. Try to set the margins with the proper "gutter" for a book...that means the inside margins near where the book is bound...and strange things happen. I must have revised the margins 20 or 30 times before I got them right.
Ah, well, all is a learning curve. Once I master all the techniques things should go more smoothly for future volumes.
I have ordered a proof copy of Honor's Way, the second book and already know I have to make some changes.
And I am currently proofreading The Wall Between so I can format that. I decided to fix everything first and then book format it afterwards.
Meanwhile, the Boys are just kind of standing around outside. It's gotten warm again and I put the fans back on, so they are tending to stay in their stalls. I get totally immersed in my publishing venture and just haven't tried to do much with Chance.
Then, I have an extended substitute teaching stint coming up soon and I need to create some lesson plans. It's an English class, so I am just fine with that. I've been in touch with the teacher and she is OK with my ideas. Should be fun. All I need to know for sure is how many days I will be in. That's a little up in the air right now. Either way, it's fine. I have plenty of ideas to keep the students engaged.
Meantime, it's back to proofreading.