Like Blanche Dubois she relied on the kindness of strangers as well as wonderful friends who loved her, eccentricities and all. They helped her meet her Kickstarter goal with hours to spare. Her night sweats, strange rash and shortage of breath dissipated as another step towards the goal was realized.
Those closest offered soothing words and mint tea when she worked herself into a dither about one of the myriad tiny details that indie authors face…..”why are the cars on the wrong side of the street?…..do we need another goat?……. what font looks friendly?……are there too many commas? ….” Some of these challenges were easier to remedy than others.
At last the illustrations were complete and sent off for layout. All seemed well and then she was asked about the ISBN or International Standard Book Number – 13 digits that must grace publications. Alas one detail that she had overlooked. Trying to remedy the situation she quickly went on line to request the necessary IBSN for free from Library and Archives Canada. The paperwork was completed and she pressed submit. A message in very small print advised that it could take up to 10 days to process the request. And so she waits as this is not within her control and no amount of teeth gnashing or frustrated mutterings will change anything. Let us hope there is a short lineup at the IBSN counter.
Books have been promised for a pre-Christmas delivery. Hopefully the delay will be short lived and your copy of The Remembering Wall will arrive well ahead of Santa.
Hiccups are part of life……they can come on suddenly……they can be loud and distracting…….everyone has a remedy…….and sometimes you just have to know that this too shall pass. “The Remembering Wall” has tested its author at every step. And yet she would not give up even one hiccup.
Fingers crossed apple sauce……..will keep you posted.
Peace & Happiness