In case you haven’t heard, I’ve got a book coming out soon! As in, my book is launching on November 15th!
My subscribers voted on the title last week, and the winning title is The Creative Sandbox Way: Cultivating Happiness Through Creative Play.
The manuscript is so close to being ready to format — I hand in the most recent revision to my editor on Thursday, we’ll meet on Friday, I’ll implement whatever final feedback she has for me over the weekend and get a final draft to her by Monday, October 3rd, and she’ll have line edits back to me by Friday, October 7th!
Then it will be a matter of formatting the text and illustrations (of which there are many) in Adobe InDesign. This will be a huge job in its own right, and I’ll only have a week to do it, because my deadline to upload the file for printing is October 15th!
I’m not leaving all the design til then, though. I’ve been making headway on making all the interior design decisions (font choices, margin widths, etc.), scanning artwork, and for the past several days I’ve been knee-deep in cover designs.
I’ve spent close to ten hours playing with different cover design ideas and coming up with concept mockups. Soon I’m going to put the best three on a private page for my subscribers to vote on to help me decide on a winner.
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This week’s episode is a riff on the creative process of designing a book cover, starting from abject refusal (yep, I was originally planning to hire a professional!), winding through the murky depths of “this will never be good enough,” and “now THAT’S a great idea, but it’s impossible to implement,” and ultimately coming out the other side.
Have a listen and enjoy!
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