Sunday, May 5, 2013

I Can Taste It


Of my project, not the world. I received my last submission today! This signals the end of my collection period and now I am heading into the finalization period! I emailed all the people who sent me stories thanking the, for their contribution and informed the people whose stories will be going into my book.

Now I just have to finish polishing up all the stories and make sure all my formatting is perfect! I am also thinking about adding an author's note at the end to wrap up my whole book. I am not sure what I want to say yet but I am hoping it will just smack me in the head. Kind of like how the birth of of this book kind of just smacked me in the head.

Uploading files onto LuLu!
I absolutely want to finalize everything this week and upload everything to so that I can place my order for my copy ASAP. I want to allow as much time for this as possible in case there is any shipping errors or I get the copy and the formatting is just awful. That is why I pushed my submission deadline up a week early. I am crossing my fingers that the ordering and shipping process will go smoothly and the book will come out as I envisioned it. I just really hope the cover is positioned correctly and the words aren't cut off and my fonts aren't all jacked up! Another fear I have is the image not being clear on the cover. What if the image comes out all blurry and pixelated? These are my worries.

My project is finally wrapping up. It didn't go exactly as I planned. All my submissions were from California because my plan of contacting teachers across America didn't go as well as I had hoped. Although some were very responsive and willing to help me, apparently none of their students wanted to submit to me. I didn't get as many submissions as I had wanted to, but I got submissions and I can't complain about that. I am just glad that I didn't absolutely fail.

I want to sincerely thank everyone who helped me out with this feat. There's only one more leg of the race to go. The end is near. I can taste it.

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