In the process of reinventing myself and giving my work an upgrade, I have found that one thing all authors get all manic about: Cover Art. You see, we can write stories til the cows come home but if there is no cover for the book...well.
Now, we could just slap one on and call it a day but that benefits no one. Who's going to pick up a book with a crappy cover and hope the contents is better than the outside? We DO judge a book by its cover, let's not be dishonest with ourselves here.
That being the case, an artist must be found, and not just any artist. One whose works resonate with your own. An artist who knows about deadline. (Artists can be fickle and a little funny about when the creative juices will flow.) The author needs to have a tremendous amount of patience but willing to unleash the hounds when the dam is about to burst.
So, I am in the process of getting the covers for my trilogy complete by two artists and there is a deadline. That line is getting dangerously close and I have found myself in the authors' panic mode zone. Oh, and I realized too late that I actually published book one under my real name. Those of you who bought it now have a limited edition pre-copy. Things have been....Manic!
On that note, I have some tweaking to do once I hear back from beta readers of Book 2 AND formatting new covers, when I get them. Have a great Easter everyone!!
DON'T EAT PEEPS!! BLEH!!