“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” —T.S. Eliot
I feel a sense of closure today. The last of my first books has its professionally-designed cover. (Oxymoron intended.) All of the covers are now attractive and interconnected. Their styles and branding make me proud to present them to others.
Preparing for the new covers gave me an opportunity to return to the stories and make cosmetic changes inside as well. Splitting long chapters or paragraphs and creating better segues make the novels more appealing without altering the story-lines. I’m pleased with the outcome.
Just as a tree develops better blossoms when it’s pruned, my initial books are now free to bloom. My task is finished. I can move on.
I learned a lot in the process. Yes, a book can be judged by its cover. But more than that, I saw my growth as a writer. I came to recognize that my style is uniquely me. And that’s important.
Like a tree, my roots are becoming more firmly grounded. It’s a great feeling, providing a firm footing for what is yet to come.
Fresh beginnings are a gift!