Another step along the way to holding The Bartered Bride in my hands. (I'm sure you're all sick of hearing about it by now.)
My editor sent me a packet of Cover Flats yesterday. (Cover flat = cover of book before it is folded and fastened to the book.)
I can use them as post cards, in promotions, and I'm planning on framing one for my office.
Author Kim Vogel Sawyer said one way she keeps herself motivated (even after all the books she's written) is that she frames each cover and hangs them in her office, but she always leaves one frame empty. That's for the NEXT book. Pretty cool, huh?
On another topic, I'm working on a proposal for a new series, and I'm reading research books. I just finished one that was fabulous. Well written, very well documented, and so informative.
I learned so much from this book, and I can't wait to use that knowledge to really deepen the setting and story for Lucy Hancock and Haddon Thompson. They won't know what hit them!