Monday, March 3, 2014
Responsibility and Integrity
This post is for the Insecure Writer's Support Group, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. The members post on the first Wednesday of the month and can visit other members on the website HERE.
I'm waiting to publish the next book in my Dragon Stone Trilogy, The Puzzle Box Book 2. What am I waiting on? A broken promise. The artist doing my book cover was supposed to have the cover finished in December, but has become unreliable. Now I'm faced with either hoping she'll finish or finding a new artist.
Responsibility and integrity are paramount when you deal with other people. I've always believed this and have demanded it of myself. When I encounter situations where people make promises and then break them, I am tempted to grab the person by their shoulders and shake some sense into them. But that can't solve the problem.
Each person has to decide for themselves whether or not they want to present a clean, professional image, or appear lazy and irresponsible. Perhaps in a perfect world we would all be professional, but I have to accept the fact that there are people out there in cyberland that have no conscience. I do leave room for unfortunate happenstances in people's lives and in those instances, the person should contact their parties and advise them immediately. But when people disappear when they have trouble, how is a person to know what's happening?
All that said, I guess you can tell that I'm feeling let down and taken by this artist. Live and learn was what my mother used to say. And so I will, a little older and wiser.
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