With 2016 being a very intense, life-altering year for me, I find its ending very appropriate to really show the progression of growth that I've gained since this year started. Kindle Publishing wasn't something I'd previously considered, and so I was weary at first, and I'm still pursuing the traditional publishing route, but there was a particular story that I wrote 3 years ago that was collecting dust on my desktop, but it was one I really wanted to share with people.
I think it's necessary to revisit things you've written, remember what mindset you were in when you wrote it and why. This particular story is more personal in that it deals with a lot of my own fears as well as delving into a spiritual side of mine. I wrote a (terrible) query letter at one point and posted it on it, but I'm not sure if it's even still on the site.
It's a novella, titled Hymn, and I'm very nervous and excited to actually put it out into the world. It's one of my favorite things that I've written that I would be very re-missed if I didn't consider sharing it with others. I'm not 100% certain as to when it'll be released, but it''ll be up before the year is over.
Now, I want your guys' opinion on these two possible covers that I've created. I made a few others but narrowed it down to these two. I love both of them a lot. The rose is a big symbol for the story, hence why they both include that depiction. What do you think?
UPDATE: I've attached and additional cover that I really love (with the blood hands)