One of the early requirements in the self publishing journey was to start considering what I wanted my cover to look like. That was one of the first questions from the publisher who produced my book. My memoir is about perception and how I have never really regarded myself as different for the majority of my years. For the cover, I wanted to create a visual reflection of my physical image that represents how I see myself. My idea was to use the shading from the sun setting in the west, creating a tall, long, shadow image of me with my legs extending for forever. This is one of my first attempts.
You know those times when you are feeling way out of your comfort zone? I am there. Having a book formally published, and working on sharing this accomplishment with others, is a new journey. One part of me is excited, expectant and proud. The other part of me is saying, "What am I doing?"