Because this week I got my cover! (Yes, that is it to the left!)
And it feels so real. I mean I know it’s real. I get that. But it was just so unbelievably fulfilling and exciting. And I was sitting on the bed in my nightie at the Animal Kingdom Lodge of Walt Disney World…with no one to show it to.
Two simple words – “Your Cover” and then there they were – Jack and Nellie with Vegas in the background. I’d pictured them in my head a dozen times. Okay, hundreds of times. And then they were just there. It was cool.
So I hopped off the bed and ran to the door. No time to change into actual clothes. My parents were two doors down, the kids in the arcade, and the hubs across the way doing laundry (he’s nutty that way). I opened the door and peeked out into the hallway. No one. I flipped the latch back, grabbed my iphone and sprinted down the hall to my parents’ room. Of course I heard a wolf whistle behind me.
I glanced back – two kids and their dad in the hall way. They were laughing.
I didn’t care.
I banged my parents’ door and my mom threw it open, exasperated. I pushed past her. “It’s here! My cover is here!”
She took the phone right from my hand and said, “Oh, my GOD!!! It’s here.” Then my dad took it from her and then we all started laughing. It was a crazy wonderful moment. No doubt about it.
And I really like it. The people look like they’re supposed to look. Nellie is dressed in what she’s wearing the first night out on the town. Jack looks cosmopolitan and quite yummy. I love the colors are bold and Vegas twinkles in the background. I think it looks quite blazey for a Superromance. I just wish I knew what the back cover said
So let’s play a game. Design your own book cover for one of your books. If you could pick one scene to represent, which one would it be?