Remaking the Elephant
I'd rather remake a wheel, I think. The elephant has been tough. I'm starting this as the elephant saves on one computer so I can open it in another computer, put it into a cover, then send the cover for printing.
At this point, a good while later, the cover's finally uploading to complete the book, our fourteenth, White Elephants - a memoir. You may have seen that I said before, on Facebook, that it was uploaded. Well, the argument today was a difference in .017 inch width in the spine.Evidently I'd used an old template to do the cover, before we added a few more pages. That measure says 17/1000 of an inch. My mind doesn't wrap around that kind of distinction.
My remaking the cover by that much larger today involved a comedy of errors, including doing all the work and telling the computer to make it into the high-density pdf file (1a:2001), then saying it was okay to update the pictures - but that meant it lost the pictures I thought I was using, put in totally unacceptable ones, and - since I had failed to save first - I started over. I ended up with so many layers of attempts that I started all over from scratch one more time. I couldn't find the scratch to start over with, knew it was on
an external hard drive and couldn't find that. I looked in drawers, found another external drive I've been looking for, but was surprised this one was so hard to find. I checked every drawer in the office. Finally I found it. Right before my eyes. (Circled in red)
Anyway, there were a few more issues, it took half a day to do something that should have really been simple since I'd already done it, but it's done and the actual file is http://eaglewingspress.com/9780982624326-Perfect-WhEle-redone.pdf. (The "perfect" is not my impression of my work but a description of the type binding, incidentally.) One that doesn't take that long to download is this:I'm excited about the book. I can't wait for you to see it. Heck, I can't wait until I see it, and now that won't be too much longer! To read more about White Elephants, check here.