Jaye’s Journal ~ Week Four
We are halfway through the week and not yet free from the virus in this house. Just when we thought we had backed it into a corner, it seems to be having one last fling. There should be a sign on our front door, as we have been sneezing, coughing and aching ever since Christmas and we are at our wit’s end, wondering what we have to do to shake off the germs.
The weather isn’t helping either, freezing cold and miserable.
We try to keep working, more to keep our minds active than anything else, but all we really want to do is sleep. There was one very welcome high spot yesterday, when the letter from the hospital arrived, declaring me cancer free again for the third year since my treatment for breast cancer. So not all doom and gloom around here.
PayBack, my WIP is ready to edit, but I am dragging my heels a little, not wanting to begin when feeling less than capable. I know it will be impossible to create any magic now. The pile of scribbled must do’s on my desk is getting higher, so I hope normal service will return soon before I drown in guilt!
In readiness for the wonderful moment when I can think straight, I have been making sure all my story locations are in order and as accurate as I can make them.
Despite feeling like death warmed over, I have been trying to get to the bottom of the Draft2Digital mystery. When we first joined them, we were impressed by how easy it was to upload our books and all their promises to help make promoting our books easier. I did wonder why we couldn’t access other people’s books, but put that down to my limited knowledge, figuring I would probably discover more as we went along.
When several people reported problems getting our books, I had to find out for myself. An email to D2D didn’t provide any understandable answers. To try and figure out how it worked, I tried to buy one of Anita’s books from their site. It was hopeless. I kept being directed to iTunes, which turned out to be just as hopeless. I have never used iTunes much, and only recently found out they sold books. After much googling to find help, I found out about iBooks.
To cut a long, boring story short, I think I have discovered that D2D is basically just for iPad or Apple users. I can access our books on iTunes, but can only buy them with an iPad. I think this is such a shame, even though the US market is huge so maybe not too bad in the end.
We still needed to increase our book distribution though, so have started uploading our books on Smashwords. com.
Hopefully, next week will see a more cheerful workplace, for I could use some productivity and optimism round about now…