|"You know better than I. You know the way."|
My 2019 resolution is to be more of a finisher, and that includes finishing my novels, or at least one of them.
Naturally, I'm going to try to get Terence's story out there first, because he's the best known (and the best developed), and the rest of the stories I have in mind are linked to his story anyway.
I said I was going to be the one to illustrate my stories; I was very skeptical of that at first (I still am), but I figure this is as good a time as any to put my art skills to the test, and besides, I can't really afford to commission a famous and fancy artist anyway.
I'm aware that not every book cover or illustration has to be an immaculate, Michelangelo-style work of art. In fact, some of the bestselling books I've seen have very basic, borderline crude illustrations, like something a first-grader would have drawn.
Still, I do want my books to look nice, like something you would be inclined to pluck off a shelf if you saw it. That's also why I'm so torn between self-publishing and an official publishing company.
Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for how I could design my first book?
Terence will be on the cover, of course (he'd have to be because it's all about him), but should he just be a unicorn or should I provide a few hints of the man he becomes?
Or should I just do some basic thumbnail sketches and have you guys take a vote?
Nothing's set in stone, and odds are things will change in the future.
But a little experimenting never hurt, and for all I know, this could motivate me even more to finish the darn thing.
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