The struggle of book covers and dpi.
I sent my book in for formatting and received the digital copy. The challenges of self publishing! My cover, (which I love) is not the correct dpi for printing.
If you are not familiar with this term it means when the paperback copy is printed it is highly possible my cover photo will not be clear.
It is a bit frustrating, because I am unable to change this cover to fit the correct parameters.
BUT as writers, we do not give up, correct? People who do not write, stand on the outside and eventually see the finished product, but they do not realize the many hours of focused work required for the book to become a finished product.
BUT to non-writers this is ok, because this is part of what we do as writers. We may become frustrated, a little angry or discouraged, but a true writer, may take a break, but we do not stop writing.
To my writing friends, when you hit any type of wall, take a short break, go for a walk, or maybe you simply need a little rest. A time will arrive when the writing project is finished and it is now in the hands of your readers.
Selah, pause, breathe deep, and press on. ~Nancy~
Writing. It is not always easy. There are times we try to stop our life from pouring from our finger tips to the keys, but we usually are not successful. If we could only write, without exposing our feelings this writing journey would be easier. If we could pour our feelings into our writing and not feel them, it would make our life so much easier too!
Yet, this is not the case for writers is it? Not long ago I published my first book. What was the toughest part of the publishing? In many places in the book I exposed my heart. I exposed my pain. I exposed my struggles. I exposed my tears, my sadness and my joy. I hung it all out for all to see.
When we write this way, there are times it brings a backlash from people around us. Did you need to share that? Isn’t that a bit much? Why are you so transparent? Then the opposing side; Why didn’t you share more? Where is the rest of the story? Why are you not more transparent?
The life of a writer. People read our words and they cause reactions that we have no control over. For that is what a writer does. We cause emotions to surface, the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful and the joyful. We are hated. We are loved. We are ignored and we are lavished with attention.
If we are not careful this life can easily become a life that spins us in circles. Yet, if we keep writing, and pour out our heart, whether people love us or hate us, people are reading what we write.