The Library Thief Stole My Time

Couldn’t resist a silly title for my blog post today.  🙂

So I’m trying to get my new version of The Library Thief up on Amazon Kindle.  Everything went smoothly except the photos.  I knew it would be tricky, but ARGH, what a headache!!!

I’ve tried a gazillion different ways of messing with the photos, re-uploaded the book a gazillion times, and researched online about this as much as my fuzzy brain will allow.  But I still come up with no photos, only an annoying camera icon with red triangle and exclamation point.

I can get the photos to work uploading with a different format, but then the text doesn’t look nice.

If I could pay someone to deal with this headache, I would in a heartbeat!  But alas, as many are saying out there, writers must now be technology literate, marketing savvy, etc.

On the other hand, last year at this time I never dreamed I’d have a website like this by now.  I started planning and writing down ideas for a website over a year ago (because I was bored and sick in my bed), but I was totally thinking I’d have to wait five or ten years.

I was blown away with how cheap I could get even a self-hosted site and further amazed that my husband & I could set it up ourselves (with Word Press help, etc.).  Praise God for all the resources and help He has sent my way!!!!

Going back to the book—even though the book is “stealing” time from me, it will feel extra good when it’s done.  Extra effort equals extra satisfaction (usually).

Prayers appreciated, though!

PS especially for those of you praying for our housing situation:  nothing new on the housing front, but God has granted a reprieve.  The outside environment here has been better the last three days.  Not sure why, though we have our guesses….  But it means we can air the house out, and my health has improved slightly!


Christa Upton     Black Hills Picture Books       PO Box 293      Custer, SD 57730

About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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