I have found out from my publisher that my novel Snow Babies will be delayed even further from publication. I hope it comes out in 2016, but it I certainly don’t want to hold my breath until it does. I would be turning undiscovered shades of blue if I do.
But there is no turning back. Unless the publisher implodes and is no more, I have a contract, and they will publish it either for me or for my heirs.
So today I spent noodling with cover ideas. They have given me a vague promise to consider my artwork for the cover. They might even consider my cover designs. So let me show you what I have been working on. These are variations on the same design idea.
The advantage this one has is that the big snowflake is my original drawing. The drawback is how busy and complex the bottom half is.
This has the advantage of simplicity and elegance, at least at the bottom. The snowflake here is real. (A photo of a real flake.)
And here I’ve added snow babies to bottom. No longer as elegant, but giving added information to entice the reader. The clean-up on this artwork is not yet complete, but I have run out of time for today.
If you’ve got any input you want to add, then by all means, let me know how stinky-awful you find my designs in the comments. It is, after all, only a shameless attempt to get feedback and commit small acts of heinous self-promotion.