On the heels of completing edits on my short story anthology, This, That and Sometimes the Other, I received an email from Louella Turner, head of High Hill Press. She told me my cover art that seemed unique and cool in the beginning was no longer relevant to the stories in the book and urged me to make changes. At first I bristled and prepared myself with all the reasons why that picture was still perfect just the way it was.
When she called last Tuesday night to discuss it she knocked down all my defenses. In fact, within our forty minute chat, I realized that Lou was 100% spot on. By the time I hung up my head was spinning with the perfect replacement.
This week I emailed the scanned painting. She loved it and I'm much happier with it, too.
Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape. Semper Gumby!