After spending some time applying some of the changes that John proposed, I am getting ready to do another edit very soon.
The Sweetest Death is coming along very nicely. I now have half of my Gofundme goal raised to pay for the new cover, but I have no doubt that I will either get someone to donate the rest of the money before December, or I will find another source of income to make up the difference.
The other backup plan is that I take the half that I raised and simply settle for another premade cover. This may sound like a defeatist plan, but in my mind aiming for the moon and landing among the stars is always an acceptable outcome. It’s not what you wanted, but you got more of it than you had before, so you learn to be grateful for the little things and it makes the times you do get exactly what you want that much more special.