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I completely avoided the issue of the book cover and went shopping today.  While we were out my friend asks if I would like some help.  I’ve know her since 1993 and she decides to tell me today she can draw; I guess you really do learn something new every day.  🙂

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Now that I’m getting close to finishing my story, I need to start on the cover.  Making covers has been the hardest thing for me.  I really have no idea what I’m going to do for this cover.  For the other two stories, I tried using the title and subject of the stories to design something.  I haven’t picked a title for this story yet and neither of the titles I’m trying to decide on spark any inspiration for a cover.  I can already tell I’ll be going around and around on this one.  I’m going to change the title and the cover over and over until I drive myself nuts.

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I didn’t finish much on my current story today.  I was distracted thinking about a concept for a short story.  I really want to concentrate on one story at a time but I knew if I didn’t write down my thoughts about the new story I would forget them.  I know that from past experience.  My mind has never been a steel trap; I have a very selective memory.  🙂

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I realized today that I’m letting my insecurities seep into my writing.  Instead of just writing the story I’m worrying about how it will be perceived.  I keep starting and stopping with the story I’m writing now asking myself if this story is better than the one I’ve already put out.  I’m my own worst enemy.  I’m not sure how to let all this negative energy go but I need to work on it.

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I read an article written by this man that said there should be one format for ebooks and no DRM.  I found the link on the Smashwords’ facebook page.  I think it’s a good idea.  Smashwords doesn’t use DRM and I didn’t enable it on Amazon.  I also allowed lending.  I don’t think being able to share ebooks with family and friends is a bad idea.  I think it’s another way to gain readership.  If one person likes your work enough to pass it along to a friend, the next story you put out you possibly have two sales.