So how’s your ebook coming along? Is it almost finished or are you struggling? Many authors find that they get to a certain point in their book and then come to a complete halt. If this happens to you there are several things that you can do.
Sometimes taking a break from a project is a good idea. When you don’t look at it for a while you come back with fresh eyes and suddenly find that you are full of new ideas.
While taking a break from your writing your book you may want to start thinking about your book or ecover. Do you have an image for it yet, have you thought about what colors you want to use or what font styles? These are all things that need to be taken into account at some point, so why not start this process a little earlier than you had anticipated.
Your book cover should easily define what your book is about. Try to keep the design uncluttered, remember sometimes less is better. If you really can’t find a suitable image, then leave it off. If you research book covers you will see that plenty don’t have any type of image on it at all.
When choosing a font and color you want to use one that can easily be read. The font type should be bold and easy to read, while fancy fonts can look great they are not always that easy to read.
Remember too that your book cover is going to be displayed as a thumb nail image, so it needs to look good small. Practice with lots of images and fonts and see what displays best at a smaller size.
While you are taking your break from writing you don’t have to totally finish your ecover either. At least you have made a start on it and this is something that can be improved over time as well. Working on two items allows you to take regular breaks and get your projects finished.
Another idea for helping you get your book finished is to set a goal for writing a certain number of words per day. You should have no trouble in writing 1,000 words a day. Do that for 10 days and you have a 10,000 word book written.
If word counts don’t appeal to you then try writing one chapter per day or every two days. Find something that is manageable and that gets you focused. This way you will get both your book and your ecover finished at the same time.