(Better late than never? I’m not sure what went wrong with WP this time, but I’m really fed up with it. It either won’t publish scheduled posts, or it won’t publish at all–which was the case this month. I may revert to Blogger to make my life a bit easier. Anyway, here’s the post that should have gone live yesterday.)
The last Lunar Year was all about Tigers and big changes. 2023, the Year of the Rabbit, is going to give us a change of pace. In these coming months thoughtful action is going to be rewarded, and big risks, not so much. Think peace and patience!
I’m all for that! I’d love a little peace, and I really crave patience…I need it.
This is going to be year to check-in with our emotions, connect with our feelings and embrace them.
Right now, my emotions are set to high anxiety. I’m dealing with a lot of storm damage and clean up. Each time I think I’ve got everything under control…guess what? Something else happens that puts me back to square one. Patience required!
Are you a rabbit? Quick, but sweet in nature? I hope your year is a great one for you.
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If you are an Indie author, do you make your own covers or purchase them? If you publish trad, how much input do you have about what goes on your cover?
I’m in both camps, and I have a different story about cover selection for every publication, so instead of going through all of my publishing experiences, let me just say that each book offers me a chance to go through the process as if it were my first. In other words, to get it “right.”
When I do it traditionally, I usually have input into my covers. The publisher will offer me some options and I can weigh in. Most of the time, I really like what the artist comes up with.
The three Indie books that I have out, I contracted with a cover artist, and I was totally impressed by what he came up with. After only a couple of tweaks, I had the covers I liked. Below is one of my Indie books.
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