It's happening! I am deep in the process of prepping my YA thriller for indie publishing, to hopefully launch on December 20th! I am very excited, as this is a novel I am truly proud of, and feel that it has unique ideas and inventions. I'm also thrilled that I'll have 9 interior illustrations in it. For years, I have wanted to combine my art and writing. Fireseed One, is the right project at the right place and time.
In the next days and weeks, I may chat about some of its themes and perhaps offer sneak reads. For now? I want to reveal the tight cover sketch my amaaazing cover artist did, and leave you curious (as I am) to see his final art, right after Thanksgiving.
I'm learning on my feet about purchasing ISBNs from Bowkers and how to format illustrations and text for all of the various book options. Oh, and I did an illustration marathon over the weekend with no heat, after my boiler died a nasty death last Friday, to the tune of thousands in new parts. (Gaskets disintegrated into ash in a dry fire-scary, scary stuff-thankfully I was up at 3 am, watching TV and smelled something burning, don't ask me why I stayed up so late, but I'm glad)
There's something to be said about holing up in a kitchen for three days with a space heater. You get a ton of work done! What else can you do? Okay, I could have made piles of pancakes.
Anyway, thanks to all of you who helped me decide on the final cover sketch! Your advice paid off. What do you think of the artist's "tight sketch"? Yeah, awesome, right? I will reveal his name when I post the COLOR cover, next week, so stay tuned!