I’m exhausted. No more than I have been for the past eight months, but it’s certainly attacking me with a vengeance these days. I started writing my new novel (or series most likely) this past week, but I haven’t written very much. The research is going strong, however, and I feel really confident about where this is going.
One thing you need to understand about me is that I sometimes do things backwards, or sideways rather. The story does come first, but I still need an idea of the title and cover before I really get into the rough draft, just to have an image in my mind to work from when I’m in need of some inspiration. The title may change (though I hope not because I really like it), and the cover almost certainly will, but it still helps to have the visual. Instead of describing the appearance of the main character in words and then having it displayed visually, I need to talk through what I’m envisioning so that I can see a rough sketch of the details before trying to explain it in words. This only seems to be the case when it comes to wardrobe. I’m terrible at describing clothing and things of that nature. This is something I am trying to get better at, but having an idea of the cover art certainly helps to wake the muse.
I won’t have any artwork for the public for quite some time, but I’ll spread the word when the time is right. We’ll also be revamping the website to reflect the new visuals at some point.
Until next week, happy reading!
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