I've finished up the tough-but-necessary jobs that stopped my current work in progress in early December. I slammed through Mazurka (the third in the LeGarde Mystery series) to polish it "one more time," before sending it to Twilight Times Books, as requested. I should be hearing back real soon about their decision. Here's my current cover design.
I reread and outlined Firesong: an unholy grave (fourth in the series) so that I could write a decent one paged synopsis for my agent, who will be pitching it to the "big boys" this year. I hope whoever picks it up will use my cover, below. (Or some version of it!)
And I finally reviewed the first 26 chapter of Lady Blues, so I'd remember what the heck I wrote a few months ago. Here's my cover design place holder. What I really plan to do is overlay an image of a beautiful black woman in the background of the stage lighting. I'd like to make it rather ethereal, and almost ghostly. Ideas on implementing this?
Happy sigh. I'm writing 'new' again. Imagining scenes again. Living Gus's life again. And it's grand. My juices are flowin' and I'm in Heaven. God, I love this part.
Anyway, if you don't see a lot of clever posts or new photos, you'll know it's due to two things:
My Canon Powershot G2 died. (sob)
And I'm already into chapter 29 of Lady. ;o)
I may post some of my old photos, just for fun. Maybe I'll follow Steve's example and put up some of my old Europe photos. Would anyone like to see them? Here's one, just for fun:
I'm thinking of sponsoring a writing contest, too, where the prize will be a copy of Tremolo when it comes out in print this year. Ideas? How about a flash piece that is so imagery rich you are transported to the scene? In 500 words or less? What do you think?