Spare time? What I'm up to
It took a year to convert my 100 Days e-book into a paperback. That’s after spending months finishing the original e-book.
I’m now in the process of converting my two other 100,000 word e-books to paperbacks.
Heading West and zzOz, my travels across the Australian continent by bicycle.
Clearly a formative period of my life, although consolidation and even stripping back my life to its basics might be a better description.
I went through five iterations of the e-book to paperback with 100 Days. It’s a similar process with the other two books. Heading West has gone from 60,000 words as an ebook to 105,000 as a paperback.
Perhaps with an excellent editor this could be truncated in time. A second set of eyes, and an incisive mind might be able to cut through quicker, and decide what additional words were needed.
Then again I wasn’t in any particular hurry, and it often takes me close to forever to work out what I am actually saying, and finding the precise words to express myself.
The soon-to-be-published paperbacks are as close to realising my hopes for the books as I can make them.
No more changes. I’ll live with whatever is printed on paper as the definitive version.
Just need to update the e-books accordingly.