After what felt like a very long few days of impatient waiting, the first proof copy of Resistance arrived yesterday! Considering the magnitude of this project and that this is the very first time I’ve seen the story officially in print, it was quite momentous. I’m happy to say, I’m very pleased with how the cover turned out. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but it’s a bit took dark, however, the colors really look good. I’ve had trouble with greens before, so I’m happy about that. Hopefully all it will take is to lighten it a bit for it to be perfect. Since I haven’t published anything in a while, this was also my first look at CreateSpace’s matte cover option. I think I really like it. Much better than glossy, for me anyway.
The interior of the book, however, is not quite as satisfactory. Something just isn’t hitting me right. I’m not completely happy with my font/size choice, and the outside margins feel a bit too big. Unfortunately, to change this means to reformat the entire book—all 550 pages worth. But I don’t want to settle for “good enough.” After all, the choices I make now will carry through all six books, so I’ve got to get it right . So, over the next couple days, I will be formatting again to change the font to something a bit lighter and smaller and trim down the margins just a little. I’m actually not too disappointed about it. It’s tiring, yes, but if it goes as smoothly as last time, it will be better in the end.
It'll be interesting to see how your writing has matured. Also sounds like an interesting theme.ReplyDelete
I really look forward to having it available for everyone and getting more feedback. :)Delete
Yay! Congratulations. I received my very first proof a few weeks back and it was such an exciting moment! There's nothing like that feeling :) You're right about the changes in formatting, though - you want to get it right and not just "good enough." My margins were too narrow, and my publisher is working on re-formatting now. It will be worth it! Can't wait to read your book, Jaye!!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Book formatting sure can be tricky. It's coming together slowly but surely. I can hardly wait until everyone gets to read it. Only one more week! :DDelete