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2021 Writing Blog

3 Jan 2021, 16:03 UTC
2021 Writing Blog
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January 3rd Got there (well sort of)"2020 An Astronomer's Year" is finally out:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RXLTFFW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=2020+an+astronomer%27s+year&qid=1609679339&s=digital-text&sr=1-1I should be pleased, or at least relieved but I am not quite either. The truth of the matter is that I discovered that Kindle just does not like large manuscripts with lots of graphics. I partially solved the problem by stripping out all Level 2 and below headers and picture captions. I STILL found out that the Kindle Create files and Word files did not load. I resorted to using the PDF and it works but not perfectly. I will need to do a lot more learning and experimentation. There are too many captions that are on different pages to their graphics. Kindle does not like page breaks, so you cannot ensure that graphics and chapters align properly.I have now started "2021 An Astronomer's Year" which should be about in January 2022. I'm not expecting 2021 to be as astronomically exciting as 2020 but then I did not not expect 2020 to be as good as it was. About managing expectations.Writer ProductivityLots of writers tweet about this and there are almost as many opinions as there are writers. A common belief is that we should write 1 ...

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