No thoughts of suicide - oh no!
Or perhaps only in terms of covers for my e-books. I am about to change three of them.
And I'm changing them to something quite different. to what has gone before. Because I do them myself, I can chop and change as I like and at no cost to me except in time. And perhaps frustration! Photoshop is not the easiest thing in the world to use.
With earlier attempts at covers I tried to be truthful to the period of the story, and accurate in terms of dress and hair style. Now I am venturing into a more romantic look for my covers. Accuracy will have to take a back seat for a while was I conduct this experiment. If the new covers sell better than the old ones, then a point will have been proved - to me, at least.
I am aware that criticism comes from cover artists but I think have a different POV. This is their business, their profession and they will look for errors in style and execution, of course they will. I would too, in their place.
But I enjoy doing covers. It gives me hours of pleasure trying things out and lately people have begun sending "Likes "and pleasant comments as the new covers appear. Now if only those comments would turn into sales I should be delighted!