Due to a random artistic fluke, the cover for A to Z had to be changed. Dreamspinner Press sent me a second version yesterday, which (if I may be blunt) I truly hated. And in my typical ‘don’t-think-before-you-speak’ manner, I promptly opened my e-mouth and inserted my e-foot, and I think I may have offended my publisher.
Yep. I’m good at that kind of thing.
Luckily for me, DSP is amazing and understanding, and they changed it again. This morning they sent me this one, which I’m happy with.
In other news, the Vegas story has finally been given a title. It is officially called The Letter Z. And even more exciting – it’s finished! I think I really adore this story. For those who love Matt and Jared, you get more of them in The Letter Z. I’m going to read back through it again today, and then I will probably send it to DSP. Hopefully they want it. If not…
Well, I’ll worry about that if/when it happens.
With The Letter Z out of the way, I have to decide what to do next. I have Cockaigne, my sci-fi story, which I still hope to finish at some point. I also wrote about 2/3 of a short and ridiculously campy Scooby Doo spoof featuring my four guys from Coda. It’s very tongue-in-cheek and rather un-PC. Maybe I’ll finish it and post it for download. I have also started thinking more seriously about a story involving Cole.
Anybody want to weigh in on this? Anyone? Bueller?
Last but not least, my daughter has suddenly become a Star Wars fanatic. The other day she was playing, and as she passed behind me I heard her say, “Apology accepted, Captain Neda.” It was an absolutely perfect (albeit higher-pitched) imitation of Darth Vader. I was so proud. 😉