That's why it's good idea to practice first It's not an easy job.
Actually, it is an easy job, once you get the hang of it.
Learning how to do it right the first time is the hard part.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
Well, all is not lost. Now you have a practice roll.
That is very true! I also noticed that I rolled the spool on to loosely, hence the curl! I had an idea, however, I already new I made an error, and exposed it to light, so I continued the process anyhow! I am using a changing bag by the way, and I think it works for me! I still can't believe I rolled the paper on the reel instead! The paper rolled better, and straighter! Well, I am off to S.F. California, or about a 2 hour drive, just to hang around, so, I am taking my Pentcon Six and some various ISO Ilford for the trip! Win or lose, I'll give it a go! Happy photography! -Americo