Cover pages and other ways to lose friends . . .

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The good news: my first round of cover proofs are in!

The bad news: I am way pickier than I realized.

On of my friends put together these mages for my novel cover earlier this week and while they are totally gorgeous they are totally not what I have been imagining in my head for the last, oh I don’t know, TEN MILLION years I’ve been working on this project.

Of course, I could have asked her to change this and that and integrate this and tweak that and do it now now now because obviously everyone is as excited about this as I am, right!

Wrong.

Everybody didn’t just pour their creative soul into this manuscript. I did. Let’s just say things could have gotten ugly fast and I might have even lost a friend in the process if she wasn’t so unbelievably GRACIOUS and told me she wouldn’t be offended if I didn’t want to continue with the project.

So I have decided to hire someone who specializes in YA novel covers. And I’m excited about that because I’m sure she will be used to author-zillas like me and won’t get annoyed too much by my impossible demands.

And that doesn’t mean I won’t ever ask for help, but next time I do I’m going to remember: just because this project is personal for me, doesn’t mean its personal for everyone else.

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