What The Font?
I recently posted that changing from Courier New to just plain Courier saved me five pages of manuscript for my CW application. Apparently I was wrong about that.
I just got my CW confirmation stating I had sent them a 36-page short story (title withheld because it’s still in WotF judging). That’s right, 36! According to them, I gained a page. And it was a PDF so it shouldn’t be a formatting issue. Was the page counter on my Word having an off night? Or had the French Onion Dip gotten to my head so I couldn’t tell the difference between a 6 and a 0?
I’m pretty mad about it. At who? I don’t know, but I’m mad. The email says that screeners ill only read through page 30 (like they can stop, right?…yeah baby…er…hmmm).
OH SNAP! I sent the wrong !@#&**! file! Shiznit! I literally JUST figured that out.
Now what? Well for starters, I finish this blog post in stream-of-consciousness mode. Do I contact them like the pansy amateur I am and plea to my own ignorance? Or do I suck it up and bite the bullet? Aggghh! Am I sabotaging myself on purpose? What kind of idiot sends an important file without reading over it to make sure it was the right version?
Oso is a dumbass.
I’m going to see whatthe dumbass can get done. If nothing, so be it.
UPDATE: I just finished writing my pitiful, beggy email asking that they replace my story with the 30-pager. Then I started to really reearch why my page count was so different. The answer: different computers. I could send the other file and still have it come out 35 or more pages. Why? No clue. Version of Word? Mac vs. PC? IIt doesn’t matter that much in the long run, I guess. I accept my fate. Hey, if the story has a weak part, it’s the ending. So maybe this is good.
Or maybe I’ll go crawl into a bottle of rum for the night.
Bottom line, no beggy email is going out…I bet the first page is a stupid coversheet. Damn, the formatting is wrong. I am an idiot. Oh well, there’s always San Diego…