Thursday, July 24, 2014

Silver Rose ABC: Cover Ideas

     So, editing Silver Rose has been going well. It’s been amazing actually; I’m having a grand time!
     ...And you seasoned authors are like, “Yeah, just wait until you’re on the tenth edit…” ;)
     Well, I’m enjoying it while I can. It has actually been really fun to read my book over from the beginning, which I haven’t done in a very long time. My pages are pretty marked up as I leave them behind though!
     Anyway, to the purpose of this post. C for Cover Ideas. Well… since I’ve written “the end”, my thoughts automatically jump to the future, and of course, the cover! J I’ve been toying with the idea of being the model for the cover of Silver Rose, since I want a blonde-haired girl on the cover, and I’m not sure where else to get that!

     Here’s the results of me and my sister playing around with cover ideas…
     So what do you think? Is my outfit medieval-like fantasy kind of thing enough? J I would prefer to have a sword over a dagger, but we’ll see if I ever come up with one!
     I need to look into photoshop too… figure out the dynamics of making book covers. Good thing I’m reading Molly Evangeline’s Where Do I Start? An Overview of Indie Publishing. If you’re looking into self-publishing or such, you really should check out Molly’s book! It's been very interesting and informational; I've learned a lot already! :)
Well, that's all I have to say for today. Anyone have any book cover-making experiences, tips, or dreams they'd like to share? :) :)



  1. Ah, I love it!!

  2. Those photographs are lovely. I expecialy love the first one, You standing in the trees...with the sunlight streaming through the branches!! :) Just beautiful!!!!!!! Natasha is such a good photographer.
    ~L'Amour Lover

    1. Thanks! Yes, that's also a favorite of mine! The lighting was just wonderful that day!! ...Natasha is definitely a budding photographer, and she loves it!! :)

  3. Eeep, what pretty pictures!! ^_^ My favorite is the second to last, but they're all gorgeous! <3

    And I like to use this site instead of photoshop: I think it does a lot of the things photoshop does, and is free. :) I've not done official covers or anything since I still haven't jumped on the road-to-publication-wagon, but I do love making "covers" for my stuff just for fun. :D I'm not sure I have tips, exactly, but I have been playing with Pixlr a lot and enjoying it. :) If you tried it out I might have some pointers.

    Good luck on your editing! :)

    1. Thank you! :) I'll have to look into that! Thanks for mentioning it! Ok, I'll get back to you if I try it out! :)

      Yeah, I like making up pretend covers too, as you might have guessed, ;)

      Thanks! Editing is still going very well! :)

  4. These are all amazing! I especially like the last two, but I think the third on is my favorite!

    1. Aww, thanks, Jesseca! :) It's great to hear everyone's thoughts! :D