I have spent the last 2 hours struggling to design a page layout template. I've finally found a style that I like and that I think will work well for my book.
It's clean and simple and works on the basis of three two-page spreads which can carry different material but clearly belong together, with just a few techniques repeated to provide a flexible but unified layout.
So far so easy.
Or so I thought.
Two hours in and I've deleted the unholy mess I somehow managed to create and will have to start all over again.
How can something so simple be so difficult to get exactly right? I've had a crash course in page bleeds and gutters, picas (No. I have no idea what they are either) and CMYK. Through no fault of my own, I now also have a passing acquaintance with Master Spreads and crossovers.
And my brain hurts.