I woke up early this morning, ready to get cracking. I sat with a notebook and mentally went through the book for a while, making notes where the gaps were and what else I wanted to add. Meditating this way brought forward many snippets that would pop here and there but would disappear soon after.
I started incorporating them in the manuscript, leaving notes and elaborating in the second round of editing.
Once that was finished, I started working on the metadata. Added Copyright and Dedication page in the front and ‘References,’ ‘Resources,’ ‘Testimonials,’ ‘About the Author’ and ‘Also by the Author’ pages.
10:00 AM — 1:30 PM
Did the first round of editing. Split the introduction into two chapters again. The introduction was getting too long and I had truncated the argument to the point where it wasn’t making sense. Next, I worked on the ‘Writing’ chapter, which took quite a while.
2:20 PM — 3:30 PM
I decided to fix the formatting by 3:30 PM and run a PDF copy to see how the book looked. I was thrilled with the result.
Reedsy Editor worked amazingly well all through the project.
The Backmatter and the Frontmatter displayed beautifully in the final copy, and so did the body or the book.
I am beginning to relax now. I have about three to four hours to do one more round of editing. I have started filling the KDP form and have most of the metadata ready.
Started the second round of editing. I started with the ‘Diary’ chapter and moved on to the ‘Research’ and ‘Publishing’ chapters.
8:30 PM — 12:oo PM
Final editing. Checks. Publish.
I can’t believe I made it !!!!!
At 11:02 PM, I uploaded the files, set the price, and hit the publish button.
Amazon will take up to 72 hours to publish the book. I will let you know when it will become available.
My only regret is that I haven’t been able to get the manuscript properly proofread. My daughter is too busy with her work (still working while I am publishing this.) She is suggesting to delay the publication. But I’m afraid I have to disagree.
This book is an experiment. The whole idea is to go through the path and gain experience to write better books in the future.
How am I feeling?
I feel as if I am back in university and about to submit my assignment just in the nick of time.
Thank you for your support throughout the project.
I will write more about it tomorrow. At the moment I am too tired and going to go to sleep.