When I first decided I wanted to be a writer I didn't spend a great deal of time thinking about the realities of the writing life. If I had, I probably would have pictured myself sitting at my computer happily wallowing in a sea of words for hours and days at a time. Looking back now, I can only laugh (sometimes slightly hysterically) at my own misconceptions. While, thankfully, I do spend lots of time in word wallowing, as it turns out I also spend a lot of time doing a bunch of other jobs that are necessary to get my words out into the world in a way that appeals to readers. Over the last few years I've learned (with varying degrees of success) to be a marketer, graphic designer, photographer, and social media enthusiast.
One of the most important things I've learned is this: I cannot do everything myself!
I can whip up an Instagram post with the best of them, but I will never be a book cover artist. I can hunt for all the mistakes in my own grammar until my eyes bleed, but I'm better off sending my book to a professional editor for those final checks.
So, when I decided it was time (about three years past time) to create a logo for my brand (yep, branding is something else I had to learn all about) I quickly decided it was not something I wanted to tackle myself. I headed over to Fiverr with the name of a designer who had created a lovely logo for an acquaintance and a few weeks later I had my very own logos. You can see them below:
I would love to know what you think of the new logos! They've currently been uploaded to all my social media accounts. Over the next couple of months I'm also hoping to redesign my website to incorporate them. Exciting times ahead!.