I have a confession to make.
I had absolutely nothing to do yesterday afternoon. No bike rides scheduled. Grocery shopping finished. And since we are renting, no need to do that gardening – it’ll wait.
I could have read something. Could have critiqued a story or two on Critters and upped my participation ratio. But seeing as it is already at 133%, no need to do that. I should have edited the last few chapters of my novel, but no…no no, I am a writer. And writers procrastinate, do they not? Writers spend inordinate amounts of time researching or surfing the net or participating in forum arguing with a twelve-year-old kid, don’t they?
Alas, I did none of those things.
I came up with a book cover.
I know, I know. I haven’t even queried anyone yet! For all I know, my book may miraculous end up on a publishers desk, and someone else will get paid good money to design an awesome book cover for my novel.
But, let’s be realistic. I’ll probably end up self-publishing on Smashwords. A year from now, after receiving rejection after rejection; either I’ll do my book cover, or I’ll hire someone to do it.
So…here’s my first idea:
Whadda ya think?
Go ahead, I can take it. Is it boring? Not representative of my book? Eye catching? Not eye-catching? Unprofessional? Font hard to read? That white background on the text a bit hokey?
Regardless of what you think of my book cover, check out this site. Some basic, good advice from a book designer.