Draca Wards Saga

Draca Wards Saga

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

They don't pay me enough for this!

Well, to tell you the truth, I don't get paid at all. Which is a shame.  If I had an IT technician's hourly rate, I would have racked up the dough today! Formatting an excerpt to post on Goodreads took me five and a half hours! Now granted, I had plenty of interruptions, but still, that is insane. If I had taken five and a half hours to do a similar project when I was working I would have been written up at the very least. Now that I think of it, my paying job was so much easier than what I am doing now. I miss my office.



Well, now that I think about it a bit more, maybe I don't miss it all that much. But I must admit that my paid work was a breeze compared to my unpaid work.


I might be frustrated right now after my ordeal with .epub file formatting, but the truth is I am grateful that I have the chance to work on my series and get my first book out there.  If you have not previewed the sample chapters yet, please go to Goodreads (it really is a great site for bookworms) and download the excerpt (Secret for my blog readers: I threw in an extra chapter). You may have to use the Goodreads Reader, but I took pains to make sure it was readable and sectioned by chapter. Enjoy!



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5 comments:

  1. How did I not know about this? lol. I'm on goodreads as I'm commenting so that I can read the excerpt...because I'm so anxious I can't stand it lol. I can't wait to read Familiar Origins. Oh, and five and a half hours? Sheesh! That's crazy! I would have been unbelievably frustrated and probably would have given up! lol.

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  2. Aww, you sure know how to make me feel good! :-)

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  3. Love the blog. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Can you download this to your computer?

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  5. Shelly, you can download the excerpt, but you don't need to. If you click on the Read excerpt button, it brings you to the first page, which only says 'excerpt'. To get to the chapter you have to click on the gray triangle on the right.

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