Editing, schmediting and COVER DESIGN!
Monday, 17 July 2017
I have been working on the cover design with the graphic designer who has designed bestsellers like The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith and Marina Lewycka's A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. As a designer myself, I find it both easy and hard to take the back seat and let someone do the driving. I've even done a moodboard, see below, as the designer inside me always kicks in when you don't want it to, like at 5 am. The last update I wrote was 24 May just before half term break. I seem to be making updates just before the end of term. Today is the last week of term. Subliminally I don't know if I will survive school holidays. That is why I have to do my updates just before school breaks up. Question time: "Where's. Me. Book. Where's. Your. Book. Where's. OUR. book." Answer: It will be out soon - follow these updates closely from now. The clock is ticking. Baby will arrive soon. Parents, be brave! Writers, be braver!
ROAD MAP OF HEART OF GLASS (Unbound) and CRY OF THE FLYING RHINO (Proverse) BOTH OUT THIS YEAR:
MOOD BOARD! Style inspo, ideas, feel.
As usual, I would love to hear from you. Positive, negative, neutral feedback, all welcome. Answers on a postcard please! In under fifty words. Happy summer holidays.
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