As a writer, I like to surround myself with images and 'draw' from them in order to enrich my story. Sometimes, a photograph I take or an image I create can be the inspiration for a story.
I've been asked to give my input on the design of my book cover. I have a couple of ideas, and plan to send thumbnails to the artist very soon. It's nice to have a publisher that gives the writer a say in cover design. I hear it's not usually the case. Chances of obtaining a cover that truly reflects the story within can be a bit of a crapshoot.
Some authors get covers they don't expect, but from what I hear, most of them are happy with the results after they recover from their surprise.
By the way, I sent my final edits back yesterday. At least, I think they're final. I guess I now have to wait for a release date, or more edits... or something!
Okay, back to work. I'm trying to draw a braided grass necklace in Photoshop. Not easy, but fun!
Photo: Staring down a cliff on Grand Manaan Island, NB.