1. You may have noticed I went a little crazy with book cover making this week for INTANGIBLE and a free short story, INTUITION. I’ve been playing around with images for months and finally purchased them from Dreamstime (who I highly recommend if you’re in the market for stock photo and art–they’re easy to work with, the images are very affordable, and they have a huge inventory). With photos finally in hand, what could I do but immediately make the covers? And then ask you which one you liked best? Really, I had no choice. Thanks so much to everyone who voted, and if you haven’t voted and would like to, click the story titles above.
2. In other books news, I’m still waiting to hear back from a couple of my beta readers, and I’m making some minor changes from responses I’ve already gotten. Steve is editing it again. I am editing it again. I think this is the last time through (fingers crossed on that). I’ll make whatever changes I need to after hearing from my last betas, send it to my copy editor/proofreader, then it’ll be ready to go. I think it’s reasonable to say it’ll be up for sale by the beginning of November, but I’m hoping for sooner.
3. And it’s started again. The cold season. As in the cold virus. My littlest has a cold, the first of the cold weather season, the first of many to come this fall and winter. My kids are not in school, and yet we seem to go from cold to cold all winter long. We do get together with friends every week, so perhaps that’s enough to keep us sick all season. But seriously. It’s ridiculous how often my family is sick. It’s building healthy immune systems, though, right? That’s what I tell myself to help me feel better about it, but my immune system should be healthy by now, don’t you think? If it were actually true then I shouldn’t be getting sick with them. Yeah, well, I’m breaking out the vitamin D supplements now, in hopes of being less sick this season. We’ll see if it works.
4. I’ve mentioned before how much I love Fall and all that comes with it. I keep hearing people bemoaning the end of summer, and I’m so not with you all on that. I like summer. I tolerate summer. It’s an okay season, but definitely not my favorite. It’s just too darn hot and humid for me. Really, I think I’d like summers better if I lived in Canada . . . but then, of course, winters would be colder there. And while I do like winter, I don’t really need the weather to get any colder than it already does here in New York. I’m good with the winters here. Oh! So maybe I could be like the people who head south every winter to warmer climes. You know, but reversed. I could head north to Canada every summer for (what I presume must be) a much more temperate summer, and then come back down to New York or New England for the winter. Now that I think about it, I may have to do that. I think Steve would be totally into that plan too. He likes summer even less than I do.
5. Lastly, other than making book covers for you to vote on I’ve also been making these (picked fresh off the bushes at our CSA by my very favorite Steve):
And I even have enough berries leftover to make into a pie. (Thank you, Steve! He’s the best berry picker EVER.) So, who’s coming for dinner?
Have a great weekend, everyone!