Friday, March 23, 2007

"Magic" Cover and the Writing Blues

"A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." - Thomas Mann

I got my latest cover:

I have to admit to not being terribly enamored of it -- it took me a while to figure out what the picture portrayed. And, since I know the story, that was a bit disconcerting. I've decided that the picture is of a beach volleyball game (something that features in the story) - that little black dot in the center is the ball, the streak across the middle is someone diving for the ball and the other silhouettes are the other players.

Still, it's always nice to see my name on something! AND I haven't even started the edits on it, and the covers already done, so someone is really on the ball.

Writing has been a struggle the past few days. It's as though I have to pull every word from some odd mix of half-set epoxy. I write, because I must, but it's not coming easy. That's terribly frustrating.

It's not because I don't like what I'm working on -- I do. I like both the new WIP and the novel I'm editing. It's not because I can't find the time -- though time does seem like a more precious commodity lately. It's not even that I don't want to write. I do! But, wow is it ever a chore.

I suppose that's just the way it is sometimes. If writing was easy, everyone would do it.


Allie Boniface said...

Wow, WRP is fast with their covers, aren't they? Must have a good art dept.

Ha ha - told you Gold Miner was addictive...

anno said...

Good news about the new story coming from WRP!

About those slow periods... sometimes I think they're a gift, a time to reflect more deeply on one's direction. Important growth takes place during these times, I am certain.

Most other times, they drive me crazy. They do end, though. I hope you are through yours soon.

Shauna said...

That's exciting to see the book cover with your name on it! Yeah! I'll be watching for a release date.

That chore of wringing words from one's mind is one reason why I don't write. And it's something I really admire in writers - the ambition and stick-to-it-ness that you authors exhibit. So you go, girl! Punch out those sentences and know that'll you'll perfect them when it's editing time! :-)