“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.
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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