Since I wrote in the last newsletter, so much has been done toward bettering my understanding of the self-publishing process and creating my book. I’ve officially written the book I will be publishing with Jera (a fact that never seems to become any less surreal), and now I’m working on the editorial process. I have a lot to improve on, but I’m looking forward to the process. I’ve looked at my writing the same way for many years now, and I’m eager to learn a new perspective.

Besides working on my book, I’ve recently worked with the editorial and interior design components of the publishing process. I had worked briefly with editing before, but I had never worked with interior design. To be honest, I never had any interest in it. I assumed it was a difficult process, and since I struggle with changing a Word document from portrait to landscape, I doubted I would ever be able to understand it. However, last week, I worked with Stephanie, and it truly was an enlightening experience. I learned so much in the span of only two hours. She taught me about the InDesign software, how to plug in code to create certain layouts, and so much more. Although I thought I would be left confused, I actually understood the concepts and was really interested!

I have learned so much these past few weeks! I never thought I would enjoy learning about interior design so much. With my book coming along and Stephanie helping me, I can’t wait to see what else I will learn.

Rachael Dier
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