Mistakes Happen

The journey to becoming a self-published author isn’t easy – at least for me. Often, you find yourself burning the midnight oil, trying to do everything at once even when you know it’s impossible to do. But you do it anyway. You push and push because even when no one else believes in what you do, what matters is that YOU believe in what you do.

Unfortunately, sometimes we make stupid mistakes, like this latest one, and as much as I tell myself that I’ve created paperbacks so many times before and that I should know the drill by now, somehow this got away from me just the same. The proofs were perfect; I have them in front of me but somehow I uploaded this latest version of the cover (when I didn’t need to) and now I’ve got twelve copies that shouldn’t see the light of day anywhere because it’s the mark of a clueless author for the spine to be blank.  But at the same time, I don’t have the heart to rip the covers off and shred the spines.  

I just love books too much.  And besides, these are mine.


So here’s what I’m going to do instead. They’re beautiful books and I’d like to think within the covers lie a beautiful story and I know it’s a beautiful story because I wrote it for me. So even with this crazy stupid mistake, I’m going to make lemonade out of lemons. I’m going to take out my color markers and make ART on these blank spines. Maybe I’ll draw emojis instead.

What emojis do you think would go with the book?

8 thoughts on “Mistakes Happen

  1. If that’s all that’s wrong then you should sell them or use them in a giveaway as a collectors item. You’d be surprised how many people might like that. Not sure about an emoji. Maybe just sign your name across the spine instead?

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