The world needs understanding editors
Don't get me wrong. I am not defaming any at all. I write from my own experience and editors had told me that they are worthy of their wages. And they are. So am I but people don't come to me as much to design a cover for them. A few only asked me a couple of times in the past then move on. So maybe I should show compassion on low income authors and reduce my prices for them. That way the seed of kindness and compassion will become something I can reap. I need it!
I know a young woman who welcomed me as a client, but her prices were steeped yet I felt God led me to ask her to edit for me. I was still working but still paying bills and I asked God to please provide. Instead, I lost my job. I told her my situation and instead of saying she would waiver the fee, she said she had been busy and she could beta read when she is not. So much for that. I am back to where I was.
Where do I go from here?
That's a good question. My covers aren't selling and I get very little royalties because readers aren't interested in my books. I already lost two reviews thanks to Amazon. So Purify My Heart has eight. Book 1 got my reveals but my ratings are average and Book 2 and three still have three reviews. If I can't afford to hire an editor, then I can't afford advertising. I'm at a point to where I should throw in the towel and cut my losses or just keep on writing no matter what. Many of my friends would say keep on writing but how many actually read my books?
Writing is easy, but publishing is not. I have one MS ready for edit and I'm self editing another, but as fa as anyone reading i, that it all depends on....
My Cover Business
I must be in a dry period. I had only sold one cover this year so far. I would like to sell more than one. I Have had authors who seemed interested then they change their mind. I even had one who asked me about me about an image I used on her cover and her question made me wondered about my own business. I had many covers with models from Pixabay but I never thought it was a problem. Apparently it is. I removed a few from my site and I am no longer designing covers using Pixabay models. This also means, I will be promoting covers I already made. To top that off, the administrator of a cover group kicked me out before finding out the truth from me. I have been kicked out of a lot of places and groups: CIAN groups on Facebook because I wouldn't unblock a member of the group and the cover group I just mentioned and my job because they didn't like the quality of my work, but really I think hey just wanted reason to remove from the sub list.
So with no other income, I am sad to say, I will not be publishing until an editor has compassion on me. and until my finances look better. Until then have a good life,