I’ve spent the last few days going over the pages for Hugging the Rock. What a difference it is to see it in actual design form. I LOVE the interior font they chose for the titles. It’s perfect. It’s a little scary being at this stage of the game, going over each line knowing you can’t really rewrite something unless there is a very VERY good reason for it but still needed to make sure the book is as strong as you possibly can make it. I still love the book, though, and that’s important. A few of the poems still made me teary eyed which I consider a good thing when you think of how many times I’ve gone over the book in the last oh, 3 years.
And the cover. I can’t show it to you yet but can I just say that the cover is amazing. It “speaks” volumes and that’s a bit of a clue for you mystery buffs.
Okay, back to work. Pages need to be back to my editor by Thursday and then I have a book proposal on another project due by the end of this month before I take off for our SCBWI Asilomar conference.
Seeing the design of my book, the actual pages, was the best part of the process so far. I could picture someone reading the book, experiencing the book. Yay. I’m glad you love your cover…can’t wait to see it!
Isn’t that freaky? To see the pages and know that someone will be holding it in their hand? I haven’t figured out why this feels so different from the picture books and easy readers I’ve already published but it does. There’s just something about that word NOVEL.
How exciting! The big day is getting closer! I’m looking forward to reading it.
Oh, yay! It’s real, it’s real!