So by now if you are not already finished your 50,000 word goal then you are very close. So why not take a few minutes to start imagining what the cover of your book is going to look like. Even those of you who are not as close as you thought you would be to the end goal. Think about your story and what the best way to depict that story within a picture would be. How do you want your readers to view your story for the very first time?
Visualizing the end product sometimes helps give us that final push that we need to make it across the finish line and accomplish our goals. So if it takes seeing your book cover and visualizing your book in the hands of your readers to get you through to tomorrow night and get you over that goal line, then daydream just a little while (really only a small amount of daydreaming—don’t get carried away here) about that vision.
You’re really almost there, just one more day. You can do this. And for those of you who are already there, you’re all finished up and ready to jump straight into the editing phase, just shut that inner editor living in your head off for just a few more days. You want to take a few days away from your novel before getting into editing it. Going into the editing phase with fresh eyes and a fresher perspective is not only better for you and your inner editor, but in the end better for your overall story.
The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)
Writing as “Jaycee Durant”