A few weeks ago I found myself in this dilemma.
I had numbered my chapters in Pineapples in Peril with the ancient Hawaiian numbers. Then I found out there’s a modern system, which is just a bit different.
Normally I wouldn’t worry too much about this, but because I want my book to be PERFECT, I needed to see which was the preferred system. (Uhh . . . is there ever a perfect book? How many of you have found a mistake in a book you’re reading?)
I soon discovered through research and speaking with a college student who grew up in Hawaii, that they teach the modern system to kids in school. Okay—so my book is for kids. Hmm . . . figured I’d better change my chapter numbers!
Luckily I was still working on corrections for galley number two, so I made the changes. Unfortunately, the Advanced Reader Copies will have the ancient numbering system—along with a couple other errors . . . sigh.
Check in on Thursday to see a little about how the numbers work in the Hawaiian language and what I had to change!
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Book One—Pineapples in Peril
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