If No Pain = No Gain, Does Pain = Gain?
I hope so.
Because I’ve been engaged in a painstaking reformatting of my six-year-old novel Lecture Notes in order to prepare it for publication. And by painstaking I mean that its original form included endless extra spaces between paragraphs and a double space after every full stop. Find and Replace can’t do a thing about that. I can’t enter ‘two spaces’ and have it replaced by ‘space’, after all. Oh, if only.
It’s not just the technical difficulties. The whole premise isn’t one I’d necessarily write about now. However, it’s a popular trope and the characters are close to my heart – and it’s a fantasy. Sadly, I’ll probably have to write a foreword pointing this out.
Actually, a bit of controversy would probably be good.