Well, folks, I know that I've been MIA for the entire summer, but what can I say...things have been a bit crazy around here. Summer is always a busy time for me, but I honestly can't tell you where the past two months have gone! I can tell you what I've done, though. Let's see, I went to my class reunion (never mind which year), picked up extra work from a client, added a new client, saw about 10 drive-in movies with my daughter and her friends (I really need to blog about that), and hired a cover artist.
That's right folks, I did it. I hired a cover artist for my YA novel, Finding My Escape. You can check out the cover here (once I remember how to add the graphic). The book has actually been finished for several months, the editing (except for final proof-reading) done, but for some reason, I haven't been able to bring myself to take the final steps to get the book published. So I hired a cover artist, hoping that the act of forking over some cash would push me to get in there and do the final polishing necessary to get the book ready for Kindle, Nook, and all the other e-readers out there.
I've had the cover for several weeks now, but for some crazy reason, I've been dragging my feet about the final steps. The truth is, I like to write, and I'd like to leave the rest of this stuff, the technical stuff, the marketing, and the publishing to someone else. I mean, I don't even know HTML really. (Funny because as I write this, I'm looking at a little tab that says "Edit HTML", and I'm thinking maybe HTML should edit itself.) *sigh*
In fact, writing this blog today is yet another one of my procrastination attempts. There, I said it. I'm procrastinating. But I really can't do that any longer. I told myself I wanted to get the book out before my late father's birthday, which is August 15. So I guess I'd better get off here and get to work.