Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have been a little busy and I’m on a deadline, which really sucks. Granted, I put the deadline in place and I have the authority to change it, but what kind of boss would I be?! Just gearing up for the fast-pace industry that I will be getting into, graphic design, and I need to start practicing now. I guess…
The deadline is for my published novel. As you might know, I’ve set it for March. Though, I haven’t set a ‘date-date’. So, this could even be the end of March if wish. (heh heh heh) But my goal is by at least the middle of the month. Right now I am struggling SO HARD with getting the perfect cover art. Everything I have tried so far, professionally, have been disasters. I am using this freelancing site called Fiverr and have worked with two people now, and thinking of getting a third. Third times a charm, right? God, I hope so. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to show you the first cover I received, but let me try to describe it.
Imagine… you’re at a local video game store and you’re in the mood to find a new game you’ve never seen or heard of before. (Yes, I said video game) You look past the rows of unfamiliars, until you reach a quite peculiar game with the title ‘Fliers’ on the front. As you examine it, you see a young, petite blonde girl who looks as innocent as an angel wearing a glowing white shirt. Slightly standing in front of her, a large male with giant orange wings stares expressionless into the distance. You might be curious as to what he is exactly. Is he a large fairy? Is she an extremely small person? Is he a form of a demonic angel? It’s unclear, but what is clear is that his body and face were carved from the high tech coding of a Nintendo 64 and copied and pasted there. Then what’s even more bizarre is that this is NO video game, it is in fact; a book. *gasp*
When I asked the artist why the “fairy” was bigger than the girl, she claimed to not know what a fairy was.
Anywhos… Other than my cover art debacle, I have a TON to edit on the story itself and it is extremely time consuming. I think it’s almost good for me to have this pressure to write with a time line. Otherwise, it would not be released until 2020. But I can’t wait any longer. I’m on my second (last) wave of beta readers and this is the last feedback I’ll get before publishing. So, I’m sticking to whatever I end up with. NO MORE EDITING. Man, that has such a nice ring to it… 🙂
I’m also taking my last two classes at the Community College I go to. YAY! So, naturally, they are taking a good chunk of time too. Although, one class I get to make my own personal logo and it’s pretty fucking awesome. I may have some pictures of it later on.
I think that’s everything. Have a neato day, everyone. ##