I try so hard to help give self pubbed and indie a good name. I pay for editing, have multiple betas, hire someone to make me a cover. I triple check formatting and try to get as many typos as I can. Some typos will slip through, but as long as it's not too many, I can live with that.
I had a typo in Snapshots' title on Smashwords. I'll give you a moment to groan in sympathy. This wouldn't be much of a big deal if it hadn't been noticed on BARNES AND NOBLE. It's fixed now on Smashwords but I am forced to wait for the change to filter through. I can't go to B&N and fix it myself. I can't go to Kobo and fix it. (If it's up there. I haven't looked. I don't want to look. I am pissed off enough as it is. I might throw the laptop if I get anymore angry.) The bright side is it's correct on Amazon, but that's besides the point.
The point is I SPELLED MY F*^%$*G TITLE WRONG. Mistakes like those fuel the anti-self publish people use to explain why all self published authors suck. And why blame them? I would be WTF if I saw a book with a title misspell. I'd snort and say, "Double check your spelling before hitting submit."
I do not want to shrug this off. I don't want to laugh about it later! I honestly want to give up. What people don't know about me is I seem very laid back but I'm not. I don't like to complain. Especially if the offending incident is something minor. There are worse things that could happen so I keep my mouth shut and smile.
And no, I'm not giving up. As pissed off at myself I am, I don't want to be the person that gives up. Who can't hack things not going according to plan. (Does anyone else say that in the Joker voice in their head?) But my desire to write is seriously damaged. I don't want to look at a work in progress right now. I don't want to talk about writing. Twitter is turned off even. I want to knit or make jewelry. Something that is calming and relaxing. As of right now, I am NOT writing.