A few years ago idea lightning struck. "I know, I'll start a publishing company!" Since first getting struck by this idea, Green Gecko publishing has Passion for Horses and Passion for Weird Tales, and this year Passion for Ghosts, Passion for Puns, Passion for Dogs, Passion for Cats and the Dirty GRE are slated for publication.
In the process, I also learned why small publishing houses close their websites shortly after opening: it's not easy. Also, there's a lot more paper work than I ever imagined.
Anyway, I've decided to record my publishing growing pains publicly. (If you were worried I was closing my doors know that doing this is a love-hate self imposed purgatory. I hate the work, but I love the books when they're finished too much to quit.) As for the specific growing pains, here's a look behind the scenes. Well, actually it's not a look, because I don't have a reality TV crew following me around and so there's nothing for you see beyond the words I type here.
I've never used Access before, so progress is akin to watching paint dry. So why am I torturing myself? Because I've spent countless hours duplicating data on this spreadsheet or that spread sheet, only to end up with this or that wrong and gosh, I'd just want to look the author of those two Dirty GRE stories that share the same word but I've disorganized my chaos, gahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
It's going to take me a solid month to get my chaos organized again, but clueless as I am about Access, there will be long term benefits for writers (and me. Mostly me.) as GGP continues on it's mission to share passion and puns, and articulate the world one dirty story at a time.