The book cover design for my next book is done. I’m so excited. As my mom used to say, I have ants in my pants. The excitement is bubbling up inside of me causing me to bounce. The cover design is exactly what I was looking for. It was one of those, “I’ll know it when I see it” moments.
For my last book, Surviving Your Teenager. . . and Being Happy Anyway, I controlled what I thought the book cover should be. After all, it was my baby. Big mistake. It was a good picture (thank you Arkie for your illustration), but the overall cover lacked something that I didn’t realize it lacked until I saw the book cover concept for my next book.
To get this great cover, all I did was give the designer general ideas, let them know the tone or feelings I hoped for, and let them have fun. They created two great choices. And one stuck out. I’m excited to be able to share it with you. But not now. My book, Dear Future Lover – Bring Your Book Boyfriend to Life, will be coming out in the Spring.
By letting go of control and setting the tone, I was able to have ease with the process (someone else did it) and the end result was much better than I ever could have imagined. After all, I’m great with words and not so much with illustrations. So, I focused on my strengths and let go of trying to control my weaknesses.
It was a very beneficial decision to allow someone else to do what he is strong at while I focused on what I’m strong at. The end result is a great book (if I do say so myself) with a fabulous cover.
Play to your strengths and allow what you aren’t so strong at to come to you another way. It’s just a choice. Here’s a hint. If you allow yourself to do what you are good at, you will feel even better than you do now. And from this feeling better place, more ease appears in your life including opportunities for your weaknesses to be fulfilled by another source. Give it a try. It’s all about what works for you.