It was close. It seemed either you liked the ghostly skull specter (option 1) and hated the teeth (option 2/3) OR you liked the skull (option 2/3) and wanted a cleaner font (option 1) for clarity.
The final version - I think, sort of, could be, maybe. LOL.
No, we have two NEW covers. This time it will be much easier. Vote for Option 1 or Option 2.
|The above is OPTION 1|
|The above is OPTION 2|
Yes, I realize these weren't in the running. In fact, they weren't even created. Reading all the comments, some online here, others from different social media threads, the general consensus was a font issue. Okay, some had big issues with the teeth but I really feel it was addressed with the new layout and font. Also, there was concern about being able to read the title when a thumbnail.
In stepped another book cover artist. Wow! After some open dialog, I was able to get both artists working together. There was a final and then there wasn't. They worked on other possibilities. I anxiously awaited their creative efforts to see which one actually wins. I checked to see if the two offerings would thumbnail and be readable. They passed muster. So the above is my dilemma...
ONE OF THESE WILL BE THE WINNING COVER.
Now, the big question. When I release the book, will the winning cover be enticing enough to make a reader want to check it out? To read the back (yet to be done) and maybe even open the book to read a page or two? Finally, will the buyer BUY THE BOOK? Only time will tell.
Somebody asked what the book was about. It is about Death and its myriad "doors" to the final end. It isn't really a horror book. But, then again, you don't want posies and butterflies on the cover. Let's just say it is about the different avenues Death can open.
Now, for something totally different.
My health? I've been relegated to just Januvia. The doctor took me off Metformin which I was getting via the Janumet. I go to an endocrinologist on the 12th and we'll discuss other options since the Januvia isn't keeping my sugar under control. I can keep it down as long as I don't eat a lot but, really, a person does have to eat something more than just salads all day. I mean, I enjoy celery and air-popped popcorn is okay, but every once in a while you want more. I even drink an immense amount of water - no pop except on the rarest of occasions... and then it is diet, which I know isn't good for me, either. With a little luck, maybe I can get back on Janumet. I was reviewing everything. I was on 50/500 Janumet - have been taking it for years, twice a day. The doctor decided to put me on Januvia, 100mg, once a day. Sugar went out of balance. My heart specialist put me on Janument, 100/1000, once a day. My kidney numbers skyrocketed and I'm off Janument, back on plain Januvia 100.
Uh, did you notice? I was on 50/500 for years - no kidney issues. I'm placed on 100/1000 and all Hell breaks loose.
I'm going to see if I can go back to the 50/500 twice a day. It might be gentler to my kidneys. One can only hope.
Also, since Mr. Groundhog didn't see his shadow, that means Spring is just around the corner. I'd like to believe that - even the weather since has been warm-ish. You know that means - Gardening!!
I've got my seeds all purchased except for the corn, beans, and beets. Still deciding if I want to grow corn. In a few short weeks I will be starting many of my tomato seeds, along with some of the more slow-growing flowers, like Impatiens, Geraniums and Petunias. Sort of getting excited.
Anyone else got Garden Fever?
Until next I ramble on...