It’s December 3, and it’s time to wrap up the year. I planned to write a blog around submitted Christmas photos to serve a dual purpose. One, to save me from writing a blog I pulled from the ether, and two, to share Christmas cheer. But I didn’t plan ahead, so I didn’t receive any submissions, and here we are.
We can deny it, but first impressions matter; we are hard-wired to judge everything in sight. This is especially evident with the cover of a book, making them as important as the content within.
Besides writing, working with my graphic designer, Jamie, on the covers is my favorite part of the self-publishing process, which is not to say easy or straightforward.
Who are the Bryant Brothers? Finally, we find Gabe, the Bryant Brother, who was proximally close but chose to remain distant. Why the chip on the middle child’s shoulder? Gabe blames Mason in the book, and if you’ve read the first three in the series, you can guess that I pulled from my brother, Eddie, to develop the plot.
Have you lost someone close? I’m sure you have, and I’m sorry for your pain; it’s sharp. Was the loss unexpected? It needn’t be to destroy you, but it helps.