Mailing List Catch-Up

Draft Cover for Writing Fiction: A Handbook for Pre-Teens
Draft Cover for Writing Fiction: A Handbook for Pre-Teens

Well, the race is on. My goal has been to finish my draft of Writing Fiction: A Handbook for Pre-Teens (working title–open to suggestions) before 100 people signed up for my mailing list. Today, I sent a thank-you to the 71st person to sign up. Thanks for the motivation! I have three chapters to go and the first draft will be completed.

This is also a shout out to Paige, Taylor and Emily who signed up for the list in mid-March. When I sent your thank-yous and bonus links, the emails bounced back as unknown addresses. If you’re a spambot, no problem, but if you’re wondering what happened, please try entering your email addresses again. My “reply system” is simply me at the computer, so I’m happy to give it another try.

I’ve played around with the cover design, making it match my previous book, Writing Fiction: A Hands-On Guide for Teens. I’m debating about whether or not to keep the photo of the keyboard on the cover, and instead, to switch it for something like the photo below, thinking it might be more in keeping with the age group, but knowing that no matter what the age, keyboards are a reality of life, and … well … you get the idea. Decisions, decisions ….

Now back to the writing. Hope you have a creative week ahead!

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4 thoughts on “Mailing List Catch-Up

  1. Great to read your update on progress!
    Re: cover photo — agree on the keyboard focus. Wondering if you could add some of the colour appeal to the keyboard background. Seems to me that bright colors add visual appeal. Best with the book!

    • Thanks, Lori. I was thinking that I should have the new book’s cover match the style of the one I did for teens, but I’m starting to rethink that idea. Fortunately, nothing is carved in stone, and I can play with the cover design as much as I like until I’m happy with it–which is part of the fun of the whole process. 🙂

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