I started my Flames of Prague cover over again and I finally have it looking the way I want. I may have to do some tweaking after I get the proof copy back–everything depends on how it actually looks in print–and I may alter the back cover blurb (more likely than not, really), but, for the most part, it’s done.
(Click the picture for a larger image. The original file is twice as big as the biggest image you can see, so some things that might seem blurry to you are crisper in the higher resolution file. Also, this image includes the bleed areas; that’s why things might look slightly off-center; they’re actually centered to the trim lines, not to the bleed lines.)
A friend of mine took the picture of me this past weekend at an event. I though it was a really good picture of me. I just wish I could get an everyday picture that looked so good for use as my author picture on my non-medieval books. (Maybe I need a photographer who catches me when I’m not looking. I don’t pose well.)
I only lack 2,200 words reaching my minimum word count (70,000), and I expect to hit that today. I’m about 2/3rds of the way through my first round of edits, so I hope to actually bump the word count up to about 80,000 by the time I’m through. Then I afford to go back and cut some words where they’re not necessary.