Last night was a night of balance. I made some excellent progress in my book – Chapter 1 complete and Chapter 2 started – and maintained the daily writing goal. +1
In the next room, though, my husband was working on the cover art for the print version and it wasn’t going well. -1
1 – 1 (or two or three if you ask him) = balance
The previous night was:
-1 – 1 = Yosemite Sam x2
The cover art is done, to look at, but the dpi is wrong…printer issues, bah. I want the print edition done so badly – I already know a few people queued up to buy it – but it needs to be right. The cover can’t be blurry, or cut off strangely, or be misaligned. I’m not a patient person by nature but there are some things you can’t take back. The rep of ‘I liked the story but the book looked awful‘ just won’t do!
So it balanced out, and even the negatives were part of moving forward. It’s a learning experience and one that will hopefully make the covers for books two and three much easier to handle.
After that… I think he’ll be looking for Cover Art to be #1 on the outsourcing budget… =)