I slammed my fists down on the bed and shoved the laptop aside. I’d had enough. One problem fixed, another showed up. I couldn’t win, and I had no idea what it was I was doing, or how to rectify a problem without causing another. Again.
I wasn’t a technology genius. I got by with the limited information I had, and that was usually enough.
Not today, not yesterday.
Yet, in my frustration at my laughable attempts at formatting, I couldn’t help but think of the many that had already gone through the same issues as me but had still managed to upload and convert a decent document.
What was wrong with me?
I researched, watched videos, read guides, and even that wasn’t enough. I still had issues.
I wasn’t the type to be beat, and often in my stubborn, control-freak ways I always came out on top. I always found a way, the whole ‘if you don’t succeed try again’ mantra would always play in my mind.
I always craved for knowledge, to be better at something new. I wished I understood the technical jargon, and the ninja skills required to handle a ‘simple’ ebook conversion.
My flicker of hope dwindled.
I was desperate.
What was I supposed to do now?
4 thoughts on “Formatting for Fools”
Eek! It’s frustrating, you finish all the hard (but fun) business of creativity and then the technology proves problematic. I wish you luck with this. Do you mind if I retweet your Princess Leia-like call for assistance? I’m sure Twitter is bursting at the seams with techie-types who would be happy to help 🙂
I have no problem in seeking out help wherever it’ll come from, so please be my guest! However, I THINK I may have cracked it! 😀
Awesome 🙂 I’ll retweet at once – let me know how it goes … and btw I’m still counting down the days to your FPs 😉 Take care, hopefully speak to you soon 🙂
Thanks 😀 Oh gosh, FP’s plural? As in, I have to do more than one? Haha! Better hope Friday is a creative day! You too. 🙂