**Picture of baby in hopes it helps you not to hate me…**
I am writing this from the floor of my bathroom, because I don’t want to stir my husband from his slumber, (lucky bastard). Sleep, what even is sleep?
Anyway, I think we can all agree, that grammar and punctuation have never been my specialty. If you take a look at my blog posts, it won’t be long before you spot a stray comma or a misspelled word. I am a story-teller, that does not make me a “writer”, clearly.
Soooo, when it was brought to my attention that there were a few mistakes in my book, I cringed. Not because I paid someone to catch them – because obviously mistakes happen- but I cringed because the mother-freakin’ thing is already published.
Yesterday, I went in and fixed the changes, nothing major. A few misspelled words. After this, I have to resubmit to both KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) AND Createspace (Paperback). Once I do this, it makes my paperback “unavailable” while they re-review these files for publishing, (sigh). So while they are generous enough to make it appear as those my book is flying off the shelves at such a rapid pace, that they can’t keep up with the demand and are “sold out”, the truth is — I’m just a big, fat, knucklehead who sucks at typing words. Lol.
I only discovered that this is why my book was “out of stock”, tonight. Ask me how I figured it out…
I learned it after resubmitting my mother friggin’ files AGAIN, after it was brought to my attention that some of my characters have multiple names. Example: Katie vs Sarah and Tom vs Blake vs Brandon.
I have corrected these errors, and resubmitted the files on both websites AGAIN.
So what does this mean? Well, a couple of things. First, it means my paperback will be “Temporarily Out Of Stock” for the next few hours while they review it. Second, this means the paperback and eBook will not be linked on Amazon for a few days, so you have to search them separately.
Last, an most importantly, this means that all of you that have purchased the paperback up until this point (a few hundred of you) will have Katie called Sarah once, and Brandon called Blake twice.
Now we can look at this one of two ways. One, you can be super-pissed that you spent money on a book in which the author can’t even get the characters names straight. OR, you can think to yourself, “Dude, how cool is this! Only me and a few other people in the whole world have the limited addition “Tiffany is An Idiot” version of this book! Sweet!”
I am praying you choose number two, however, if you are angry – understandably – I will gladly buy the book from you and donate it somewhere. No questions asked, no hard feelings.
With that being said, the updated book should be available tomorrow night in paperback, if not sooner. You can still purchase it while it is out of stock, it will just ship a couple of hours later.
I’m sorry. I love you, and thank you for sticking by me while I try to figure out what the hell I’m doing.