Career Change?

by admin on June 1, 2009

You know, there isn't a lot of money in being a prepress blogger, so I may have to switch to a field where there's more moolah: Writing romances for Harlequin. You know, I'm not a woman or especially sensitive or anything like that. but really, how hard can it be? Here goes:

"Oh God," said Allan. "We're going to need a three-point trap for this job."

Ingrid lifted her head, her tangled blond hair coiling around her bewitching face in frothy curls. When she smiled at him, it was like having refreshing new life breathed into his battered heart.

"Set to overprint, my prince," she murmured.

The hiss of the Lotem Quantum broke the silence, it's massive thermal laser ready to drill holes in the polymer of the aluminium plates.

What he was about to say -- and suddenly he couldn't remember what the hell it was  -- fizzled out beneath his muffled moan. They wanted saddle stitching, and he hoped that Preps would calculate the creep properly. This time.

Sweet mercy! He hadn't known passion could be so wildly devastating. Rising quietly to her feet, Ingrid gathered up her breeches and shirt and then walked to the washroom to bathe and wash her hands. Allan followed her every move with hungry eyes.

A pressman barged into the room, rude, dirty and impatient. "The take-up bars are crap. You need to fix them!"

Allan broke out of his reverie. Bastards, he thought, they just don't understand prepress.

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Mike Rankin June 3, 2009 at 5:47 am

Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. You have to write more of this.

The way I think you could monetize this is to market customized ebook romance novels. Come up with a database of industry-specific jargon to swap in, like a custom black plate. Your customers can select their job and output a novel that they can really relate to.

Julie G June 4, 2009 at 5:02 am

I’d say you did very well for a first shot! and for a not being
” a woman or especially sensitive or anything like that.”

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