Fiction Writing and Other Oddities

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I've got a cover!

I've got a cover! I've got an absolutely, positively, gloriously gorgeous cover! I can't believe what a fabulous job they have done on my cover at Cerridwen Press. In fact, of all the covers they have done, I think my cover is by far the very best.

To go even further, although Cerridwen is a small press, I think this cover outshines a lot of the ones I see from the bigger publishing houses, too! I'm just so thrilled I can't stand it. (By now, you probably can't stand it, either!) So, here it is! I'm sorry the resolution isn't better--my fault. Anyway, I'm just!

I love the cover guy at Cerridwen Press. :-)
My editor also just sent me the ISBN number for the book, so it's almost like this is actually real and not just some figment of my overheated imagination. Hard to believe after all this time that I will finally see a real, honest-to-goodness book on my shelf. Okay, that will happen a few months after the e-book is released in May, but heck, it's almost here. It's coming. Soon.
I'm afraid I'm not much good tonight because I'm so thrilled. I'm just sitting here with a big sh!t-eating grin on my face, staring at the cover I printed out on PREMIUM photo paper, thinking about bookmarks, posters, T-shirts, and other promotional goodies. Mostly for me, because heck, this is a small press and all, and I'm not sure how big an audience I'll ever get, but I'm enjoying myself. Writing is a creative outlet for me after years of working with computers and massively logical thinking, so even if I never saw that book on the shelf (but I will in just a few months!!! *Grin*) I'd still write. I've been writing off and on for 25 years without seeing a book on the shelf, so it's pretty well ingrained now.
Now that I look back, I realize I never got out of that, "I've got to go do my homework, now" phase. After dinner, I always feel this need to sit down at the computer and start my "homework" i.e. write. If I don't, I have this feeling that there is something I should be doing and I get really antsy.
Anyway, I'm too scatter-brained to write anything coherant tonight!
Happy Days and Exciting Nights!


Sonja Foust said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful cover and I'm soooo excited for you!

Anonymous said...

I heartily agree--that's a beautiful cover! no wonder you love the cover guy at Cerridwen.

I'm looking forward to reading the book!


RK Sterling said...

How wonderful - and that is beautiful! I haven't been around for a while and just found out you are being published, so super congratulations! :)