|My thoughts have been going round in circles,|
but haven't been this pretty.
This seemingly simple desire for a new cover, however, spawned a summer of questions and decisions. What other changes do I want to make while I'm making changes? Do I want to keep the trim size the same? The title? My author name? How do I want it printed and distributed? How would these affect my author brand and marketing? (There are no changes to the story itself, don't worry about that.)
So instead of a relaxing summer dreaming about the beach, I've been evaluating my long-term goals and dreams. What do I really want for my life in general? How much does writing factor into that? What's best for my writing career, not just for this one book and the ones I hope to put out soon, but long term? Am I willing to sacrifice the necessary time and money for a serious writing career?
Needless to say, I decided my writing career is worth an investment of time and money. God put the passion in me, and I must pursue it to his glory. But what about your dreams? Have you evaluated what's worth your time and money? What might you need to get more serious about or downgrade to a hobby?