I’d like to introduce you to my cover! A writer friend of mine declared that I had been visited by the cover-art fairy–the good one who spreads joy throughout the land–and I couldn’t agree more. Those vivid colors, the model’s beautiful pose, the cool glow around the text. Love. Everything. I’ve known about it for a month now but had to wait for permissions to filter in, etc… Now that the image is up all over the ‘net’s many book sites, my editor and I figured it was fair game to post it here, too.
I can’t believe how fast time has moved these last few months. Copyedits are behind me, and now we’re waiting on galleys. Hot on the heels of galleys will be the ARCs, when I’ll be able to hold something resembling the final copy of the book in my hands. Very cool.
But for all this coolness, I still feel–often–like I have a lot to learn. Maybe I’ll feel less awkward once I’ve been through the entire circuit once: idea to finished product in my hand. Until then, I’m tripping my way along the path. I’ve joked with my agent that there should be a Publishing Basics for Dummies book.
This weekend, I think I actually found one. [Read more…]