When technology fails

I’ve been on a roll with technology failures the last month or so. It’s taken the wind out of my sails. Sometimes, it seems like everything is harder than it is supposed to be.

It all started with the audiobook version of My Best Mistake – Tasha’s Story. I found a great vendor who handles audio production and engaged them in the process. I completed all the paperwork and waited patiently for the next steps. I waited and waited. And waited some more. Finally, I contacted the vendor, again. Turns out, their production system had taken my project out of cue. It happened two more times before we got it straightened out. If I hadn’t contacted them, I’d probably still be waiting.

The same thing happened with the book cover designer I use. She’s done a fabulous job on my covers, and I asked her get the audio book cover ready to go. I emailed. And emailed and emailed some more. Finally, I reached out via a different method (desperation can lead to creativity!), and she got my message. Her ISP had been gobbling up my emails. If I hadn’t kept at it, I might never have made contact.

There have been several others things that make me want to pull my hair out, but the point here isn’t to listen to me complain. No, my point is that things happen. In life and in writing. I’m discovering that the writing life is not for the faint of heart. Perseverance is needed in writing, just as it is in life.

I’m sure you can tell by my ramblings above that the audiobook of My Best Mistake – Tasha’s Story will be ready soon. I’m slowly but surely working my way through the first draft of book number two – My Best Decision – Sara’s Story. It’s going slower than I’d hoped. I wanted to have something to my editor by the end of September, but that’s not going to happen.

But I do plan to persevere and will have something to her by the end of October (barring any other technical snafus). I’m putting that out here to you to keep me accountable.

And while we are at it, what are some areas where you have to persevere or need accountability? Let me know at carolewolfeauthor@gmail.com. I’m curious to see how you all deal with life’s challenges!


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