Monday, September 21, 2009

burning trees

Monday - back to corporate grey reality.

On the mp3 player - Incubus Monuments & Melodies
reading - The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

I spent most of my weekend work time painting burning trees in Fireworks for cover art for the book that I plan to release in 3/2010. I don't really want to reveal the title for the book. Not that it's the greatest title ever mind you, I just really suck with titles and I don't want to have to try and think of another one. From here on in, I will refer to it as the demon book.

Anyway, if you don't know me, you might be asking, why the heck is the author doing the cover art? The answer is that I am publishing on my own through lulu. I came to this decision after about two months of research into the publishing industry and four queries to agents (2 rejections, 2 no replies). I decided before I even started looking for an agent that I wasn't going to bang my head against the wall too long before I went to lulu. Life is too short to spend waiting for some stranger's approval, especially when it isn't required. That is time better spent writing another book.

So, here I am - editing, working on cover art, and moving toward some sort of marketing activity. I don't mind the work at all because I'm pretty much a workaholic when it comes to artistic endeavors. It is a lot to handle though. On the bright side, I have learned that I can do a lot more in Fireworks than I ever imagined!!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a lot of work. I am fascinated by the motivation of authors. I could not do it, which is why I am a mere reader instead of an author. BTW, like the fish.


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