Screeching Halt

“Gut feelings are guardian angels.”–Faye Brookes

Had to slam on the breaks.

Came to a screeching halt. From 90 to 0 in a blink of an eye.

Not necessarily a bad thing, but a necessary thing.

My call.

I’ve found in the pursuance of a dream, stumbling across obstacles becomes a frequent occurrence. The path ahead looks clear, but sometimes during the journey, a massive tree falls across the road. I’m always moving forward, regardless, but at times I have to slow things down and really think it through.

Something just wasn’t working for me.

My gut started speaking, and I had to listen.

The mind can be tricked. The heart, misleading. The gut never lies. It’s served me well as of late. I listen to my gut.

To make a long story short, I was displeased with the cover art for the companion story. Something about it just rubbed me the wrong way. Get what you pay for, right?

Live and learn.

As a result of my instinctual feelings, I returned to the drawing board, put a brief halt on the process, and reached out to my cover artist.

The companion art was a slap job with stock photos. The main novel’s artwork, was created from the ground up. Hand drawn from scratch. Completely original.

The companion art didn’t “feel” right. Luckily, a teammate was there to bail me out.

He’s now working on new art, to replace the slap job. The timing has changed slightly, but it was something I needed to do.

Luckily, I don’t have any deadlines. My intention was for this to be as stress-free as possible. So far so good. I’m still stress free. I’m happy with how it all played out. I don’t want to do this thing half-assed. I want to do it correctly.

I’ve come this far. What’s a little more time?

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Published by The Chronicles of Jere

Husband, father, writer, aspiring author. A sample of my fiction has been included in Anthology of Human Thought, Decision Making for Good or Bad. My debut, full length novel, Volume I of the Guardian War Chronicles, the Surrender Game, will be released in 2020, accompanied by a free companion story. Please like, share, and subscribe for future information and follow along with the universe I created.

2 thoughts on “Screeching Halt

  1. I have 50 years of photos! Maybe there could be something that would speak to you. Just a thought. It would be my pleasure to donate something. Cheers! John😎😷

    On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 3:27 PM The Chronicles of Jere wrote:

    > > > > > > > talesofthechronicles posted: ” > “Gut feelings are guardian angels.”–Faye Brookes > > > > Had to slam on the breaks. > > > > Came to a screeching halt. From 90 to 0 in a blink of an eye. > > > > Not necessarily a bad thing, but a necessary thing. > > > > My call. > > > > I’ve found in the pursuance of a dream” > > > >

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