So, I am starting to think that I might be the queen of biting off more than I can chew. I continued working on the art book that I started yesterday, and, at this point, I have to say, it is reaching ridiculous proportions. To try to get it to all fit in one nice, reasonably sized book, I decided to dedicate this project to just the tutorials and walk-throughs for more traditional media. So, I took out the pages from a digital painting tutorial and dumped them in a separate file (far left column of pages).
I kept working until power-point started taking forever to save, which it does automatically every few minutes, usually in the exact middle of trying to position an image or paste into a text box. To reduce that problem, I broke up the file into smaller ones, making new files to house sections I was reasonable sure that I was done with. I made two of these (middle two columns), each holding over fifty pages. The fourth file (far right column), the one I am still working in, has more than that, but not in a contiguous section, so I’m not quite ready to segment out any parts of it.
Now, if you count that up real quick, you will find that comes to fast approaching 200 pages, and I still have several tutorials to go. Now, I have done Japanese Stab Binding before, but always on fairly narrow books. You know, twenty or thirty sheets (forty to sixty pages). Not a hundred or more sheets. I don’t actually know how many can be reasonably sewn together this way and still give me ready, easy access to the contents. But, I am starting to think that I am going to have to break the final book into multiple volumes, just to make them bind-able. …And then there is still the digital tutorials, which were actually the ones I use the most. *sigh*
Maybe I’ll make a separate mini books for each individual walk-through. Hmm…
Maybe I’ll work on my afghan for a while. My eyes are starting to get blood-shot from staring at a computer screen. o.O