I spent the evening searching for a quick tutorial on creating an epub children’s book, and found that it’s not as simple as I thought it would be. My original plan was to take a few hours to learn inDesign and then use it to lay out my words and pictures. To my surprise, inDesign is a beast of a program with steep learning curve. After I learned that inDesign is no pushover, I also learned that the standard way to create epub books is to lay them out it MS Word, which I despise, and don’t own a copy of.
Heading over to the IngramSpark site, I read that in order to publish my ebook with them, I need to have the ebook already created. I see that this is all spiraling back to creating the ebook, which I currently don’t know how to do. This calls for more research, fast. My plan is to look for tutorials on Youtube, then Skillshare, then god knows where. Fast.
And now, time has run out again. Looking at the clock on the wall, I see that my after-hours art hours have expired and I’ve accomplished not even an inch of progress. I’m bogged down in another learning curve, or two, or three.
I’m going to take 10 deep breathes and count my blessings. For one, I have a great job that pays the bills. I have a partner who is the light of my life. I have two dear souls, canine, whom I adore. We live together in a cozy house and I work at home with my loved ones. When I look at my life that way, I feel that tomorrow will bring new insights, and maybe new solutions, but I’m certain that it will bring good times.
There’s no book-related picture today, so I’m throwing a doodle into pot. I used my Pilot Frixion erasable gel pens for these. I love the feel of a juicy gel pen.