So I finished the "5 steps" book.. and reading both my book's.
I added and took out a couple lines here and there, to my book's.. mostly to make them read a bit better, but also to change a couple thing's I thought needed to be a bit different. I also added the POV to most pages.. will probably add it to most of the pages. Next I'm going to take notes, do the whole glossary thing.. and make sure the continuity is good (which some of the above took care of)
The 5 step book has a lot of good information, some of which I will not be following strictly because of the $$$... to edit ONE of my books professionally ( all the thing's you did Sis, plus continuity and scan, feedback & having it ebook and print ready) would cost around $1200+ .. Yeah, no.. I don't have that kinda money.. and won't borrow on that kinda spec. ( So I'll be doing most of that myself )
IMO even without going through very slowly.. I have seen less fribbles than in some printed books. and I will go through both 2 or more times..
<sigh> I came up with exactly what I want in cover art. That I can afford.. If I don't do them both at the exact same time.. which, is one of the thing's many of the articles say I should do.. ( get them out very closely together that is ). I am going to try and do what I want myself, but if I can't it's simple enough.
Matt cobalt blue background, with a "horse made of water" running ( 3/4s facing ) across the page..
something like this...
Either Gold or Silver writing on the page.. I think silver as it would go better with blue.. but gold might stand out better.
The second book would be in a deep / red/ bronze.. with a dragon made of flames flying across the cover
That letting would be gold.. as it would look really good against that background.
Simple.. but I think very eye catching.