Some may recall before the holidays I tried to launch a small ebook cover business. I made some historical romance covers, opened an etsy shop, and offered my creations for just $10.
To be honest, I didn’t do it expecting big bucks. I went into it hoping to sell just one. Well, I sold none.
Yes, I failed.
Now, don’t think I’m sad or disappointed. I’ve failed a lot in life. Story rejections. Projects gone wrong. Tripping and nearly being dragged home by my husky. Fails happen!
You know what else happens? Trying again or trying something different. Because the fails don’t matter so much as the trying. When I stop trying… Well, that’s the most horrible thing of all. Failing? That’s nowhere near as bad as giving up. (At least in my book.)
Anyways… What now?
I mean, I have seven quite nice (if I do say so myself) ebook covers. I considered using them myself, but I’m at a loss for how. (I love to read historical romance, but I don’t write it.) So what’s left to do?
Give them away.
Seriously. That’s my plan. See, I’d rather see them used. I put effort into making them and the thought of it being wasted… I’d rather give someone a nice cover for free than let it sit forgotten on my hard drive.
Starting Friday, for the next seven weeks, expect a free covered featured on my blog. Because, why not?
Do you have a fail philosophy?
What was your last risky venture?