The Boss, Ducks, & Covers
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Do I really need to explain?
How about I just say thank you Alex; remind people they can find more awesome posts HERE; and offer up a round of applause for this month's minions: CD Coffelt, Tina Downey, Isis Downey, and Michelle Wallace.
Last month was peak season for insecurity. That happens to me periodically. I've actually matured a bit from the teenage me who would reinvent herself with the changing seasons. No more cutting my own hair (that's partly because I fear my hair dresser, but still...no chop chop of the locks when I'm down!) or deciding that everything about me will be different.
Cue Bruce Springsteen, I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face...Man I ain't gettin' nowhere. Sick of sittin' round here tryin' to write this book
That's my pity party anthem, name that song and you get a kudos ;)
You may hum that merry tune whilst I carry on with my post...
Ninety-nine percent of the time I'm perfectly content to be me.
But every one percent of the time...
That insecure, bitchy little beast decides everything needs a make over.
Normally I just have my self to tinker with, but when the inner twit started snarling this time, she had manuscripts and covers and a blog to pick on. She wanted to change one hundred percent of everything. Scrap it all, start fresh.
The result? A complete slow down on edits (for all who have volunteered to host me...I'm slowly getting in touch...my release date is now in limbo.) Edits that should have taken me a few days, took me a month. Even my editor was like, "Seriously, there wasn't much wrong, what's up?"
Then in the midst of those edits...I decided I no longer liked Healing Summer's cover. So, I went to World Castle's cover designer and begged a new one. She agreed and we got to work. I was a complete and total pain in the arse while I rejected cover after cover. Loathed over stock photos and finally came up with a cover I thought was pretty....and then I fell out of love when I saw it on Amazon.
Bless her heart, Lindsay offered to start again, but I had a moment of enlightenment and admitted that in my mood, I wouldn't like anything. Besides, I had a book to finish and launch and I'm obsessing over old books.
Now that the moment is behind me, I realize that feeling overwhelmed feeds my insecurity. I'm the kind of chick who likes her ducks to at least stay in the freaking pond area. When they all start walking along highways and base jumping from roof tops, I get a little stressed out. Then I want to grab them all, tie them up, and buy myself a new wardrobe.
It's just my nature.
And it's the nature of the duck to sometimes fly free.
That's just life. We accept and move on. Maybe laugh about it years from now.
After I decide...
Do I like this cover?
Or the new one?
**A special thanks goes to Lindsay Ann Kendall- cover maker, therapist, and saint.
She's doing some awesome work. If you need a cover, check out her website Here!