By now I’m working in InDesign on a cover for my book. Having turned in the manuscript for peer editing yesterday (wheee! the crowd goes wild!!!), now it’s time to turn my attention to other creative concerns.
I started with my old Swatch, and a picture of it, and turned it into this for the first iteration, then widened the look of the watch for the second version. Since it’s based on a Swatch, various color schemes can be used, though I want to stick with purple for the section containing the word ‘magical’ because I think that’s on point.
I’m also playing with the idea of using a photograph of the beach instead, but worry that it would look too busy.
Then I started thinking about my main character. She is a redhead and uses a different palette for her clothes than I do as a brunette. I made a cover related to her wardrobe choices and colors that were popular when the story is set (in 2015).
New font was used to add variety to the look, and it looks like my name is inside a delicious pumpkin pie, which appeals to me but I’m not sure about how it would appeal to the average consumer.
Comments? Ideas? Please share.