Monday, July 22, 2013
Cover Lovin' and Progress
And while my books haven't been actually PUBLISHED yet on this, I have a schedule that will definitely keep me cranking. Got my first case of feedback on Friday—at least one person thinks I am 90% on track—there was a character in need of a bit more dimension, but one of five PoV characters isn't a bad record. I can do it!
I finished the first draft of book two yesterday, so will spend the week trying to knock THAT into shape while I also hammer out what it is I want to include in Book 3.
So the NEWS is this:
First four books, all titled:
Ill Omens (with first readers)
In Short Supply (currently editing--the pre-reader version)
So This is War (currently plotting and a wee bit of writing)
Fight or Flight
These four make a 'set' if you will that is the equivalent to the first in a trilogy, except that each also has a sub-story/theme that gets mostly tied up so the reader can move to the next theme.
NEXT (this is where we all get to squee a bit)
I have my 2nd cover!!!!!
My cover designer is my buddy Joris—I know you've all heard me talk about him. He's very talented, has worked with me on each of these—I generally have SOME idea for the broad idea... I think on the SET one, the SHOT was me and Joris added that very cool country below with the people falling off the United States.
And now you can see the second... that poor sad tomato plant with the fruit just dying on the vine... don't you wonder why? Huh? Don't ya?
So if you need a cover done, you definitely want to head over and look at his portfolio.
And he blogged yesterday about how he went about all these!
And while we're at it... I started a Facebook Author page this week for me as Hart Johnson... if any of you are at Facebook...
Please like me!