I have to wait a day or more for my book to get Kindled, and I do need help. I was still trying to play around with the *.epub creator, which is what you need on Smashwords, and the font in the table of contents is off. I have no idea why. There must be some extra code there, but it is exciting to learn something new.
In the meantime, I changed my mind about having an author bio and wrote the snippet below. (I also worked on that paragraph that talks about events and people not being real. That was fun to write. Word, Joe Hill has a funny segment, and I liked the spirit in it.)
Anyway, what do you think about the description below? Thumbs up or Thumbs down?
About the Author
Dr. María J. Estrada graduated with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Washington State University. She grew up in the desert outside of Yuma, Arizona in a barrio comprised of new Mexican immigrants and first-generation Chicanos. Drawing from this setting and experiences, she writes in numerous genres from serious fiction to horror and writes poetry, regularly. She is a tenured faculty member in English and lives in Chicago, Illinois. This is her first digital publication. You can learn more about her work and writing happenings at barrioblues.com.
Well, whenever it gets Kindled, it will take five to seven days for the team to verify it. I already used an .epub verifier at validator.idpf.org/, and I think everything will go well, if the font gets fixed.
In the meantime, back to my novel, The Harvest. I am making an effort to write in the morning and evenings, so I can meet my June deadline. The kids are making it hard for me to write. My daughter Simona kept saying, "Mom, it's not time for work! You can work tomorrow. Let's play catch!" I mean, come on. How could I resist? That is why Stephen King would have his kids make tapes, to keep them busy.
Roll with the punches and keep writing. #Resist