#IWSG Blog Hop February 1st, 2023
Insecure Writer’s Support Group
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February 1st question –If you are an Indie author, do you make your own covers or purchase them? If you publish trad, how much input do you have about what goes on your cover?
I have done both. I love making covers. I’m not bad at it, but it is time consuming getting it right and genre specific. It requires research of the genre, finding and purchasing the right images, and then getting the program to do what you need it to do to make the cover look good and comparable to other book covers in the genre. Things don’t always work the way you imagine them or the program just won’t do it sometime. I will probably buy my future because really just don’t have time, unless I am not happy with what is offered to me.
I created the book cover for my flash fiction collection on Amazon. It is a collection of flash fiction in my world of Moon Hollow, and fantasy series Magic Born or Magic Cursed? The shorts of ideas of a story that I am building the series on. Some of the things and ideas will change in a novel, but the characters and their essence will remain the same. I have the discover draft finished for the origin story short, and have started planning the first book in series.
Currently I am working a series I will release this year, 2023. Midlife Ghostwalker: Katje Storm a paranormal women’s fiction. It has been a lot of fun to write. I am in the process of revising and expanding an outline I wrote for the novel on Medium. You can learn about that here. I am also working on the short story that will be a free story to my newsletter and optin.