Tornado Warning and Formatting--Yikes!

Last Tuesday night, we were under a tornado watch.


It's almost been a year since our cute little town was hit by a tornado, including our house. It didn’t wipe our house out. Thank God. It did damage our roof and took down four of our trees. It was a scary experience that Kevin and I don't ever want to go through again. This is what our street looked like after the tornado.



When we were hunkering down in the basement, listening to the roar (yes, it’s true what they say: it sounds like a freight train barreling towards you), we heard several loud popping noises. We thought it was the top of our house being torn off.

It wasn’t.

Guess what it was?


That’s right. The trees were popping out of the ground. I never in my wildest dreams imagined a tree would make that sound.

Poor, trees.

I love trees.

Our town lost like 1,500 trees in that tornado.

Now, almost a year later, we’re back into a tornado season, and it makes us very nervous. I hope and pray we never have to go through that again. I feel so bad for the people who went through a major tornado, like the people in Missouri. If I could have been there to help them, I would have.

So that was the beginning of my week, and then I heard from my formatting team. My manuscript is not formatting right to Kindle and epub.

As you know, I’m not computer savvy, so when I wrote my book in WordPerfect, I manually did most of the formatting, which screwed me in the end. LOL. Now, I have to go through the Kindle version of my book, carefully read the whole thing, and make notes where all the discrepancies are.

What a pain-in-the-ass.

That is some tedious shit.

But it has to be done.

Right now I’m on chapter eleven (I have 12 more chapters to go). On the bright side though (I always try to look on the bright side of everything), the errors will be fixed, and I’ll know what to do when I’m ready to publish my second book.

Well, I'm off to work. I hope you guys have a happy Friday and Memorial Day weekend. Be safe and have fun!


  1. Woah, this reminds me of the tornado that hit our town three years ago! It left a vast damage on our area, but we're thankful that nobody was hurt. Large trees have fallen across the streets, and sadly, a big one slipped onto our roof and damaged a huge portion of it. We're just so lucky that it was insured and we didn't spend anything on repairs.

  2. Yeah, I know what you mean. We were lucky too, and I hope we never go through that again.