Forcing myself to write a story under fierce deadlines with no forgiveness is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do. Some days, it’s fun. I certainly enjoy the challenge, and I thrive for the weight of half-a-ream of paper, with words I have written, to sit in my hands. However, there a moments where I hate everything to do with writing, my characters, and I completely doubt myself. I daresay that this term of Camp NaNoWriMo was the most difficult I have ever endured. About halfway through the story, I realized that the plot line was […]
Tag: Holy Cover Art Batman!
I think that one of my favorite things about writing is getting to create the covers. There is something terribly exciting about seeing the visual representation of your novel – after all, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. The cover of a book is so incredibly important – it is the first thing that a reader sees and the cover design can easily win a reader. I’m not a professional graphic designer, and I have no intention of self-publishing, so my personal cover designs will not matter… but nonetheless – seeing that glorious picture in attachment to […]
I’ve been playing around with a new idea for a book, one that is playful and simple and inspired by an episode of Eureka. Details still need to be hashed, but I put together a cover for it today. Although, I can’t seem to get a lot of the layers to merge properly so the JPG looks the same as the PSD file? Nonetheless, I like it. I wanted it to be simple, because so many of my covers are ridiculously complicated and it’s time to have one that stands out a little. Presenting: Sparky Jones: Life on Shuffle.