Monday, June 13, 2011

Not Low Maintenance 2 Prep Work

Readers are unsure how much work actually goes into the writing and then publishing of a novel.
It's a lot.  Hours, days and months for me.  If you add in the cover, it can be a very large investment in not only time but consideration.

I've been thinking about the cover for NLM2 for about 6 months.  I'm not an artist but I was a photographer earlier in life with a photography major in college so that seemed the way to go.

I wound up getting a new camera--the old one was for The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting Patterns--and have spent the last few weeks doing test photos.  This is one of the tests.  Maybe I'll even use it inside.  While right now most dedicated reading devices are B&W, in another year or so I think that'll change.  More people will be using tablet computers as readers and the graphics are fantastic in those.  I think some illustrations will be enjoyable.

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