You know those weeks where everything just keeps getting better and better? This was one of those weeks. The main reason being that I got a first look at the preliminary cover of Oppression! If you follow me anywhere else, you probably already know that. I've been blabbing the news everywhere I can because I'm so dang excited I can't stand it. No matter how many people say, "don't judge a book by its cover," everyone does. The cover is what makes you pick up a book and buy it. It has to be good, and every author's fear is that it won't be, that it won't do their book justice.
Thankfully ZOVA Books isn't like most publishers. They listened to me. They took my suggestions and ideas and worked their magic making it their own. Most authors don't get final say on the cover, some don't get any say. You hold your breath and take what your publisher gives you. Of course you can whine and kick and cry and scream if you hate it, but for me there will be none of that. I absolutely LOVE the cover. I don't think I'll ever forget the feeling I had when I saw that email in my inbox and clicked on the attached photo. For me it was the moment that would make or break all the hard work and love I put into the book, the first impression, the face of the novel that everyone would see and judge. I had no idea what to expect. When the picture came into view, my jaw hit the floor. It was perfect. Brilliant. Better than I could have ever imagined.
I still can't stop staring at it. They NAILED it. I am SO HAPPY!
Stay tuned for the cover reveal! Hopefully that will be soon. I'll keep you posted.
What good things are happening in your life? Whether Christmas related, family related, or writing related, what has brought you happiness this week or month?