Think of a Rubik’s Cube. You can be nearly right. You change one thing and suddenly have three new problems.
The layout and design of a book is like that. It is an ecosystem. The proportions of the page, the leading and kerning, the font, the white space, the pull quotes, the chapter headings all need to work together.
Often a book designer has most of the package, but one thing doesn’t work. And when they get that to work, a couple other things no longer look right.
A book designer can literally waste 100 hours trying to get a presentation that both works as a complete ecosystem AND that represents the content of the book well.
Add to that the fact that Megan has never done this on a book level before, that she is immensely artistic, that she is dealing with a complex subject and this one decision-making process has the possibility of derailing her for a month.
Only this won’t happen because she is a beloved Noble Subject, and the Life After Church community knows how to pray in the revelation of beauty through book design for her.
God already knows which days she has blocked off for a deep dive into the treasure chests of graphic design options. Let’s bless that time ahead of time.
The right construct is already in her spirit, her soul just does not know about it yet. Ask the Holy Spirit to brood over her spirit and to lead her on a dance of delight through the mazes of opportunities, collecting just the right sparkles along the way.
Pray that this specific facet of the production of the book will be a sweet memory for her, for a long time to come.
Copyright July 2016 by Arthur Burk
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