I’m still making progress on my novelette. Now, I’m in the hunt for someone to do the cover art.
Overall, my beta reading experience was positive, but I could easily see where someone else could have very different result. In fact, one review was so brutal if I had been new to writing and less confident, I might have just folded and gone back to writing only for myself, at the least, or even given up writing, at the worse.
That aside, I got some good feedback and found a pro-editor (She was beta reading for free to build up her client list. Very smart.) I used for the final, ready-to-publish version of the manuscript.
So now, I need a cover artist, someone pro but not too expensive. I’m willing to pay a little, but since I don’t expect to make a lot of money, if any, on this learning project, I’d like to keep the costs down.