Well, tomorrow afternoon my wife and I leave for the Mexican Riviera on Holland America for a 7-day cruise. Vacations are always a refreshing break from the trials and tribulations of life. But this one in particular couldn’t have come at a more ideal time. Did you ever have one of those periods when everything in your life was stressful to the 10th power?
Work has been a bear; working with my literary agent, publisher and publicist preparing for the re-launch of my novel in January has turned up the heat on my stress level as well. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining; I’m merely trying to point out that my blood pressure medication is really being tested.
The Amazon editor I’m working with just sent me four preliminary cover designs for They Never Die Quietly. Without a second thought, it was easy for me to eliminate two choices. But the two remaining pose a difficult decision. Cover design is critical to strategic marketing. With my novel, we’re definitely going for “creepy”. If you’ve read the book you know why.
Okay, it’s time for me to check out. If I find some time during the cruise, I’ll try to post a few updates. But don’t be surprised if I vanish for a week.