As I work towards finishing my own novel, I have to say I can’t help thinking about details I shouldn’t be concerned with, particularly the book cover.
Anticipating that I will likely self-publish my novel, all creative designs will be in my court. So, I guess thinking about such things is okay, if it doesn’t distract me from writing. Still, I like to keep note of covers that I like, and this is one of them:
I won’t give serious thought into my own novel’s until I’m done—or near done—but I think keeping in mind how to portray your own novel in a single image is a legitimate part of the creative writing process.