Another week where the warriors of doubt are digging at my back once more.
Received back chapters 11 to 13 with comments from my PE for less tell, more show. Understand and accept the constructive comment, but now I'm thinking, what have I missed that my PE saw. I thought there was a lot of show, graphic show but if he, an acknowledged expert is saying it, I'm thinking do I need another re-write? Should I review the remaining chapters again before sending any more - thereby saving me money?
I'm on the "I hate publishing" week. I guess another glance over chapters 14 to 16 won't hurt before I send them? Damn, damn, damn, I was hoping to focus on the Red Anthology which I'm editing for the Inspiration Writing Group.
On a different area, the cover is also getting me down. I like the draft which I did myself, but thoughts of copyright are plaguing me. I found, and paid, for copyright of a liner silhouette, now I'm wondering whether I should use a different scenery silhouette and maybe pay for copyrights on that too.
It was much easier with WOTW, the character was drawn for the book and paid for. The photo-shot I took of the gates was public property because it was viewed from the road and I obtained consent from the owner.
The Aqua scene shot for the front cover came from an American weather news station in Wisconsin USA. I have just e-mailed them regarding copyright use.
I have also looked on Fiverr.com & Fivesquid for eligible illustrators but mostly its folk in Pakistan offering erotic Ebook covers using stock photos of male 6 packs! As nice as they are to look at, and there are many in my novel, because there's a lot of sexual shenanigans, it's not about the sex - I hope - so I don't want that blazing across the front cover - though I am aware it could sell a lot of books. On second thoughts...
I'm a bit wary of taking the plunge with the website offers, but hey it's only five quid and if I post them on here we can all have a good laugh about it. Watch this space.
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