|Design by Toni Ig|
I have said before that I sometimes do graphic work, usually for myself. I find it enjoyable, and it allows me to pretend that I am an artist like the rest of my family. If you check my books, you will see my work, since I design my book covers, myself. …Although the Crocodile story needs a cover that I can’t design. I think. I’ll try it shortly… or maybe I’ll listen to my family:
At any rate, I’ve been working on covers, most recently for a friend whose book, A Kiss For Moet, magical realism and beautifully written, needed a cover overhaul.
She approached me, asked in the most flattering way, and of course I agreed. It was a nice challenge, and I was pleased with the result.
I have a terrible shyness when it comes to beta-reads. I have a fear that someone will read something of mine and give the beta-reader’s equivalent of ‘PEE-You!’
I keep a record of my projects, and I uploaded the cover to my website, on the same page as another story (mine) involving a large crocodilian and what happens when he comes to the earth and seeks to return to the sky (if you read it, it’ll make sense). This one (the crocodilian, I mean) is more gentlemanly than her ‘gator (but that will make sense if you read the story). Still, there are similarities.
*Sigh. And I must start uploading my other books, all six of them, to the various other bookselling sites.
It should be a busy end of summer…
This is the idea of Cherdo, who tells stories that make you laugh like a fool, the point of which are that she meanders through life being a bonehead, and it never crosses your mind (while you are laughing) that she’s about as boneheaded as a fox.
Your hosts are Cherdo, of Cherdo on the Flipside.
And me (Diana Wilder)
I have spent the past week plus battling a dying computer that has stumped the good folks at my local computer store, crossed swords with Windows 8, which I am convinced is a plot by Microsoft to destroy civilization and drive it mad in the process. I wish I could think of something I did during all this time to show what a dope I have been, with this whole episode, but I honestly can’t. Unless it is that I have been stupid enough to underestimate the tendency of computer-type folks to keep fiddling even after they have come out with a product that is splendid in its simplicity, easy to use, and magnificent in its capability.
…This from the person who has tweaked a book cover for the umpteenth time until my nearest and dearest have inquired, sweetly, whether I am thinking of putting my hero in a dress for the cover and spring a surprise ending on everyone a la Bruce/Caitlin Jenner.
But, truly, I have had my share of truly dopey moments. Let me tell you of one.
…Imagine me, tanned and fit, wearing my Camp Counselor getup. Imagine the boy who filled my dreams, cute grin…
|Yeah, definitely kissable…|
|Behold, the Snapping Turtle|
I gave him The Look and walked back to my cabin alone.
“Yeah,” said I, “But I was a dope to have a crush on him.”
Go visit Cherdo’s site and grab the links (I am still trying to figure out my new computer, including how to make the images smaller now) and then look around. You’ll laugh, think, and generally have a great time!