Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Can't Sleep Blues

So, it's 2:30 in the morning and my dog, Branch, has me up. She is one of those dogs that is afraid of her own shadow. It isn't even storming out, but she probably senses one way in the distance. 

She will pant and pace and get up in our faces until we get up with her. My poor husband got up 4 times and needs to go to work in the morning, so now I am sitting here in the office with her lying by my side and I figured I might as well get my blog post done since I will probably be sleeping in later. 

Branch is a rescue dog. We have had her for about 2 years. She's sweet as the day is long, and loves to be petted, and hugged. To her, nothing's better than going for a walk, or getting a treat. She literally dances.

But if a storm is brewing you would think it was the end of the world. Of course, I am yawning my arse off, and I need to go get something to drink, but I don't dare go in the other room for fear she will try to wake Rick up again. I just hope I can stay awake long enough until he gets up for the day. Then I can go crash.

So, I guess an update is in order. Things didn't go as planned loading the book last night. Issues with the PDF format for the paperback. We did, however, get the manuscript in the correct order and the new cover to the epub formatting. We tried to download several different PDF formats besides the one I have with word, but each one kept adding an extra page. I know it doesn't seem like a big deal, but it changes all the headers and the indents for the book. So, needless to say, we are at a loss for words. We just can't understand why it keeps adding this blank page. It worked before, but now with everything in the correct order and with it all properly set up, it refuses to not be the same as the manuscript.

So if anyone knows how to fix this, please fill me in. I am really ready to lose my mind. Thanks to any of you that have suggestions.

Well, maybe I will go watch a movie on TV. Have a great week everyone! And, don't forget to leave me a comment, i love getting them!

Love, Lisa


  1. It depends on where the extra pages are turning up. If you're converting the Word document into a PDF and then uploading that to CreateSpace, and the PDF you are uploading has the extra page, then it's definitely an issue on your end (likely something to do with what you're using to turn the Word document into a PDF; usually an issue of page metrics). If you are uploading a Word Document and downloading a PDF proof from CreateSpace, CS does add some pages, usually an extra leaf or two (i.e. 2-4 pages) at the end, one of which will house the CS barcode.

    If you are uploading a .DOCX file (I think you gave me a DOCX file), then that could be the source of any other issues. Converting from .DOCX has some glitches with their system, if I recall correctly. In that case, you'll need to use a .DOC file, so you'll have to go Save As and select Word 97/2000 Document format.

    If you're converting to PDF before uploading to CreateSpace, you might want to try it with a .DOC file as above, anyway. Who knows?

    1. So we are now waiting to hear from Createspace if it is all good. Keep your fingers crossed that this is it! I am starting to have chest pains!