It's a long road to becoming a published author. Will that long cherished dream finally be mine? We'll have to wait and see!
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible - Vladimir Nabokov
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you - Zora Neale Hurston
28 January 2015
Genre-blending and cover indecision
Not only am I guilty of genre-blending (see my full blog post at my new website) but also of cover indecision! Above is the cover I've chosen for Amazon Kindle and for print, while below is the one I'm using at Smashwords and their affiliate retailers. Which one do you like more? Have I completely confused people? Am I just mad to genre-blend in the first place?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on how best to choose a cover that portrays a book about a femme fatale turned detective in a fantasy world with magic and steampunk, where the story is basically a mystery combined with a dash of romance and big scoops of action, not to mention a sprinkle of spine-chilling villainy? Now I'm hungry for a banana split.
Anyway, it's too late now. I'm launching my book 3 Feb - Yay! Still I'd like to learn from all my mistakes this time around so I don't repeat them next time. I am open to your words of wisdom...
I've been writing all my life (even won a trophy in first grade) but it got shoved to the back of the closet (writing as a priority as well as my trophy) because I was too "levelheaded" for that nonsense. Now, twenty years later, I've learned a flat head isn't all it's cracked up to be. Writing is the one thing I felt I had to do, and I always told myself I'd write a book someday. Well, it IS someday.