A few moments ago, I weighed in on the final drafts of the cover for Fix You. Helping to choose the cover is supremely fun, and I am grateful, because I know authors with bigger publishers who don’t get a say whatsoever in the covers of their babies.
A friend I know published her first murder mystery with a wedding planner as the main character, and it was a witty, crackling-paced novel, and the cover she got was all pastels with a painting of a skeleton in a wedding dress.
It was weird. Luckily the book still survived and her next covers were much more fitting.
But I got to give input. So I am lucky. I am also a nervous wreck. All your sense, that sense that always makes it so easy to tell someone else if they’ve chosen a cute outfit? It abandons me when it comes time to make a decision like this.
But I feel confident that it’s the best choice. Mostly confident. I trust the folks in charge, actually.
Can’t wait for you to get a peek and let me know what you think!
Talk to you soon, peeps.