I believe in you!

This is just a reminder that I believe in you, and you should believe in yourself! Whether it’s writing, figure skating, or whatever it is that you want to do, you can do it if you try hard enough.

While I’ve always known I was a writer, I still need encouragement to keep going. However, that’s not what this post is about. This post is about my journey in cover creation.

This was my first try.

candle - Copy1

I liked the picture, but I couldn’t make it work. I decided to try on a minimalist cover.

lala

But that didn’t work out either, so I went back to looking at stock images.

candlaas - Copy7

I figured this was as good as it was gonna get. I was pleased enough with it, but it seemed kinda dark for my topic. I didn’t know if it would draw readers in, though.

Finally, I was messing around with GIMP (free photoshop) and learned how to edit photos a bit more. Then, I found another stock image.

font

I still have time to change my mind, but I’m about 80% sure that I’ll use this cover. I might edit it a bit more or change my mind once I order my proof copy from Createspace, but still. I feel like my cover journey has gone a long way.

I’m still not an expert, but I feel like I can say that the practice for sure helped. So yeah. Go me. (And follow this blog for publishing updates.)

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2 thoughts on “I believe in you!

  1. It’s true, like anything else, practice will improve our cover designs if we keep critically reviewing them, look at what seems to work in others, and (hopefully) get feedback. In the examples you’ve posted, I agree that last one looks the best. Not sure about they typography of the title though – it’s not very clear, and the ‘of’ is almost lost in the woman’s hair, or looks part of it from a distance. Have you tried different fonts for comparison? Just my opinion though, and I’m not a designer, so feel free to ignore!

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