Fall is finally in full swing and I, for one, am pleased. I really do find something comforting about dark, grey mornings and a pot of coffee—makes for the very best writing times. Also, I don’t have to keep all the shades drawn and the windows open in order to run my computer and not die of a heatstroke. Summer is overrated, the cold months are better, and my time of the year is a-comin’.
Also, as you might assume from the title of this post, I have finished the cover art for Dreamstate II. I suppose I do officially need to center all of the text and images, but aside from that 5 minute task, everything else is done. There were a few happy accidents that happened in Photoshop while I was working on the pictures today. I had tried to go one way with what I thought the cover needed, but the program went the other (because I have no idea what I’m doing) and it ended up awesome. I had been trying to spruce up what I thought was a very flat and dull background and ended up with… I don’t know what you’d call it, but it looks cool—you’ll see it eventually. Also, because I’m not going to throw up an off-centered cover, you’ll have to wait to see the picture until later.
That’s about all I’ve done over the past few days… outside of a secret journal in which I’ve started putting few test ideas down onto paper. No one’s allowed to see what’s in there until I’ve refined it beyond brain garbage. Although, I may have told Charlotte a very half-baked plot idea for another book while I was half asleep the other night. Hopefully she was too, as I tend to doubt it made any sense at all. I have ideas, they sometimes come to fruition, other times not, and frankly I’d rather those nots stay hidden away until I can figure out what to do with them. Anywho, long story short, did a bunch of art, didn’t do much writing/editing, did a bit of future plotting, and am currently watching Charlotte finish up Dreamstate II—it’s coming out to the next round of readers in a couple days; good stuff all around.