After three years of trying, I (finally!) succeeded --- converting my kid lit books for digital distribution without layout being a hodge-podge of misplaced text and drawings. Sure, I had one e-book already. However, it took six months and a sizeable hole in my checkbook to hire the coding guru who formatted my first e-tale, Sweet T and the North Wind.
I can’t put my finger on why it took three years to accomplish my goal. A messy confluence of factors weighed me down for 156 weeks, and I stress now just thinking about them:
But I was determined. Over time, support from family and friends, plus attitude adjustment, tipped the scale:
Nothing happened overnight. I still struggle, especially with accepting I’m where I need to be and not where I expect myself to be.
But I turned the corner. So after three years of trying, my first Cat-formatted e-book, The Magical Aquarium book is on i-Tunes AND pre-order with Amazon for a 17 February release. Beyond-excited and relieved!
Sure, there’s more to tackle ahead, but I’m moving forward instead of treading water. And that’s a glorious feeling.
YOUR TURN: How do you keep going when you're feeling stuck? Keep yourself out of that hole in the first place? Please share your thoughts in the comment section.
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