Yup you read that title correctly, I have slopped through an endless amount of images, changed my "idea" of what the perfect cover would be dozens of times, but now 48 hours later, I've got it!
By I've got it I mean that I have narrowed it down to 6 images
from istockphoto.com. Ideally the designer I'm working with
will be kind and cut and paste these images to my hearts content.
Fingers crossed, knock on wood, here's to hoping, blah blah blah.
This is my first time doing this and I have no idea what is
considered "irrational" requests from authors. I
guess I will find out. I am sending off the email just as soon
as I finish gushing out my excitement.
When I was writing Harlow Whittaker & the Soothsayers I
pictured what my cover would look like, as I reread, rewrote, and
edited my manuscript dozens and dozens of times, (let's just say
countless) I have reimagined that image just as many times. And
the past 2 days have been no different. As I scrolled through
istockphoto, I continually reimagined what the final product would
look like. And of course I did, with endless images at your
fingertips, you are at a constant struggle between what you
personally find aesthetically pleasing, what will sell copies, and
what actually encapsulates your characters, your story, your
message. What helped me to finally pull the trigger so to
speak, was to constantly repeat to myself (sometimes even outloud),
the title of my book, Harlow Whittaker & the Soothsayers.
That served as my guide and I hope when you see the cover (of course
I will post pics here once it's finished, and on the Facebook page,
Harlow Whittaker Trilogy) that's the message you get. :)