I recently discovered an easy way to transfer your google doc stuff to ao3. Copying and pasting never seems to work, as the code gets all messed up, and I have to go in and manually separate the paragraphs. I can't imagine how much that would suck if I wrote really long fic.
- After you've finished writing your fic in google documents, click "Add-ons > Get Add-ons".
- Type in "html", without quotations.
- You should see something that's called GD2md-html. Click +FREE
- Mine asked me to choose an account to associate this add-on with, so just select whatever email works best for you.
- Click "Add-ons > GD2md-html > Convert."
- A little side window pops up. Hit the blue HTML button. It'll say "Converting" and something like, "Your output will appear here."
- Copy and paste the output into ao3. I recommend hitting "preview" to make sure everything looks good to you, because I am paranoid and have social anxiety, so looking like an idiot in front of people terrifies me.