Well, it never fails. That moment in life when you are on the edge of completing a long arduous project, and the thing goes completely south on you? Yeah, you know that it’s happened to you before; hell, I’d imagine that it’s happened to the best of us. The trick though is persistence.
For me it’s about finishing a really long manuscript,only to find that the damn thing got a glitch when converting it to HTML for the ebook formatting; and now I have to re-read through the last half of the book paragraph by paragraph to catch all the places where the opening dialogue quotes are missing.
Talk about a serious pain in the ass!
This unfortunately is just life. Sure, it’d be gravy if every time we worked ourselves to the bone, we managed to get to the end goal without hiccup or disaster; or what the universe knows as Murphy’s Law! That rule that warns us: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”
Is it a huge bother that I have to go back over the last 250,000 words of my novel line by line, or paragraph by paragraph? Sure it is. But there is a small consolation to it. I now get to find some of those pesky little annoyances that I probably should have paid better attention to during the editing processes. Nothing like a new, fresh set of eyes.