I needed a pick me up for the end of the year, and for me that is sharing with you, Dear Reader, the upcoming, long-awaited (by me), first in my first series, cover of The Weary Traveler.
As always, she was done by the talented and wonderful Anna at EerilyFair Design, and I couldn’t be happier with her!
This is my first foray into the urban fantasy market (well, does The Association count?), and I wanted something that fit the genre and captured the feel of the story. I really think this does. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” applies to lots of things but not books. You have to catch a reader’s attention, and frequently with only a small icon on the Kindle store, so it’s gotta tell the reader what they’re going to get. In this case that’s a heroine who gets herself wrapped up in some magic.
On the writing side, the book is coming along great. Like, smashingly, honestly. I don’t want to jinx myself, but I haven’t had a hard day in like two and a half weeks with this redraft/revision process, and I think that’s a culmination of teaching myself to just keep going, getting over the anxiety of “is this bad” because, duh, I’ll do a million more revisions later, and training myself to write. It’s a skill after all, and you can’t edit a blank page.
Also I like the story, so that helps.