Phil: It’s been too long. Life has come between us and the writing we love. But that has to change. We need to complete Book 3
Step 1: Remember where we are. We can sort of recall the story, but really, it’s time to re-read everything.
Step 2: Reading on screen is OK, but reading from the page is a lot easier. Eating several ink cartridges and much paper in a domestic printer doesn’t appeal, and we’re working from home so there isn’t an office printer to try to slide many, many page through.
A commercial print shop is another option, but in the past, it’s been an expensive thing to do.
So, to Lulu.com. An hour of messing around rough-formatting the manuscript file, creating a quick cover, and the book is in their print queue. A week later, two copies are in my hands. I’ve allowed larger than normally margins for scribbling, so the result is 2cm thick (I forgot to add page numbers, sorry).
All this for £7 a copy. It feels like a real book. It looks like a real book. Let’s hope it inspires us to finish the project!