Welcome to the new, redesigned site! Up to now, this site has been about my journey to becoming a published author. I've made mistakes, made more mistakes (for example, I wish I hadn't deleted half the site in a fit of low self-esteem a couple of years ago), but most importantly, I've learned a lot. And now, here we are. In a few short weeks, I'm about to become a published author, so now I want this site to be more about the book and about actually being a published author.
So far, I've learned that there is a lot more to learn, and that it is much harder and a lot more work than I ever imagined. And that, so far, I love it as much as it drives me nuts! It has been a journey, I can tell you. I have gone through rejection after rejection, loads of anxiety and self doubt, triumph, hope, hard slogging work, and a lot of impatience - God bless my editor! She is so patient in putting up with me.
I redesigned the site so that the cover and the site complement each other. The final artwork isn't ready yet, but it shouldn't be long now, and I'll put it up as soon as it is. I really didn't foresee setting this kind of mood for the book, but seeing it in actuality, I'm really happy with it.
When Mundania Press asked me to describe how I thought the cover should look, I took a quick 'Cover Art 101' foray into the internet to find out what makes a good cover, and came up with an idea I liked, and did my best to describe my vision. The artist's interpretation of what I described looked quite different from what I envisioned, but I find it's not only best to flexible, sometimes it's also inspiring. I'm very excited about how the artwork turned out. I can't wait to show it to you!
Soon, folks! Expected release date is Tuesday, October 7th. Stay tuned!
Mostly loony, generally harmless. Writer & professional smarty pants. Owned by an exasperated spaniel.