Friday, 11 May 2007

The Cover is Done!

After a week of emails back and forth with Tamra, Wild Rose Press's artist, we finally have an approved cover. We worked together on this one - I provided the shark tooth and drew the braided grass necklace, and she adjusted the surf background and provided the typesetting. I think we did a nice job.

Now I just have to wait for approval on the manuscript and a release date. I think. Gosh, I still don't know what comes next.

I can't speak for other writers, but I feel so many levels of accomplishment while creating a novel. First, the act of stringing together a bunch of words that actually hold somebody's attention is a feat to be proud of.

Then, being told that your guinea pigs enjoyed the story makes me tingle. After that, getting the approval of a publisher (or agent) is something to get really excited about.

Then we have the little steps taken to make it all real. Edits, my name under "Authors" on the website (giggle) and the cover. Next, I'll jump up and down when I get the release date, or the final copy of the manuscript - I'm not sure which comes first. I'll letcha know when I get to it.

Every little moment seems like it's the best you'll ever feel, and then along comes another one.


John Elder Robison said...

It certainly feels more real when you see the cover. Just a few more steps, and it'll be in stores, and you'll be doing readings from it!

John Elder Robison said...

It's May 15th! We need more posts!

Chumplet said...

Yessir! I'm on it!

Dawno said...

Lovely cover! I can only imagine how excited you must be.

Emma Sanders said...

That's a beautiful cover. Congratulations!