Where's the cover?

Very good question, inquisitive reader.

While I've been hard at work making edits to the book, I have also been working closely with my cover artist to complete the final version of the cover. From what you may have seen on various posts on my Instagram account (and on this blog), the main artwork for the cover, that is, the front and back art, including all the little details and color scheme adjustments, have been completed.

"So what's the hold up?" I hear you asking now. Well, it turns out that the most time consuming part of a cover is, surprisingly, the font. Never could I have imagined that the thing that would be holding up the completion of my cover, is the font. But there's a lot that goes into it; color, style, size, placement, order...and that's not considering the author name of the back cover and spine information. And with thousands of fonts to choose from, many of them just slight variations of others, it can be a bit overwhelming.

But it goes even deeper than that. The importance of the details of a title is not to be taken lightly. A title needs to do many things. It needs to invoke some sort of emotional connection with the reader while also giving them clues to the themes of the story itself. And it needs to draw the reader in. It's the first, and sometimes only, impression made on the potential reader. That's a lot of pressure for just a few words!

So taking all of this into account, I want to make sure my cover, and every little detail of it, is the best it can possibly be. So stay tuned, because the title is very very close to 100% completion. I can't wait to share it with you all.

Thanks for reading :)

Originally posted March 9th 2018

What's happening now

Hello there and thanks for stopping by!

Something I hope to accomplish with this blog is keeping my readers, and potential readers, informed on things happening while the book is in development. So every now and then you'll see posts like this, letting you know what I'm currently doing to get the book ready for release this year! What really makes this journey special is being able to connect with you, the reader, and share as much as I can so you feel a part of it too. Your support is monumental, both during the writing/editing process and during post-release.

Speaking of writing & editing, I have been hard at work implementing edits into the manuscript from my editor. Her and I met on a website called Reedsy, which is a great place to meet all kinds of different editors, no matter what your editing needs are. So far, the changes she's suggested have really helped bolster the overall narrative and I'm excited to see what else she can offer to make the book that much better.

The editing process can be tedious and time consuming, especially at this stage in the game, but I'm staying vigilant to reach my publishing date.

What's your favorite or least favorite part of the creative process?

Originally posted February 14th 2018

We're live!

Welcome to the official blog for the novel The Tower of Blue! Thanks for stopping by. I'm very excited to bring you extra content for this book that I'm working on. Here you can find information on status updates, go behind the scenes of what goes into writing/publishing a book, ask me questions, check out works-in-progress, share your opinions and much more!

If there's something you want to see on the site, please leave a comment and let me know. Thanks again for stopping by!

Originally posted February 1st 2018