Writing a story is the hardest and easiest thing to do. While it’s difficult to get all 70,000 words down on pages conveying exactly the right dialogue, mood, setting, action and emotion, that is a piece of cake when compared to what comes after I finally write ‘the end’.
That’s when the really tricky parts begin. As I am planning to release the first story in the series soon I am thinking about the covers.
I’m not planning to do a paperback version at the moment, just e-books for now, so some of the difficulties are lessened. But the biggest problem remains – how do I convey the story in a couple images? Faces or no faces? Should I use people at all? The stories are naughty, should the ever popular naked man chest be front and center? The story is equally as much about a powerful woman, so that seems unfair.
Ideally, I would like to make the covers not exactly cookie cutter, but similar enough so when someone familiar with the series sees them, they will recognize it’s a Draga story right away.
So that is my debate this week – what to put on the covers.