There are times when I want to run screaming away from my office and everything in it.
Yes, it was another one of those days when I had come up against the proverbial last straw and just knew I couldn’t take any more setbacks.
This post is hard for me to write, because I am one of the most stubborn persons on the planet. I rarely give up or give in, but I have come really close this week.
Even though, when I think of all the things I use every day, I am undeniably proud of my progress. For a dyed in the wool technophobe, I amaze myself sometimes.
With one exception.
I seem to be developing a phobia about book covers. Quite apart from the trouble of choosing the right one in the beginning, I keep changing my mind. And if you have ever had to change one of your book covers on Amazon or Goodreads, you will know what it entails. Unless the trouble I encounter is down to me again, of course.
Last week, after finally deciding which covers I wanted to use, I uploaded them on Amazon. I have done this before and usually after a day or two, the new cover will show up. But not this time though. So a swift email was sent to ask why, and quickly sorted. But why didn’t it happen the way it is supposed to?
Changing your covers on Goodreads is another kettle of fish all together. I know how you are supposed to do it, but their site is so complicated, I find it quicker to ask one of their regulators to do it.
I was almost getting a handle on all of it, only to discover both of the book links were broken. Same books, but…
All of this has gone a long way to convince me never to change my mind again, a necessary step to salvage what’s left of my sanity. And, quite apart from anything else, I have better uses of my time…
What drives you mad, and what do you usually do about it?