I’m meeting with my editor and friend this Saturday. This is the next step, one that can be painful yet so good for the health of the book. Yet it can be a dangerous step. I spoke with a woman yesterday whose first novel was published and she went on to write a second novel but didn’t complete it. Why? Because the editor recommended changes to it which the woman, for some reason, couldn’t make. She hasn’t worked on it for over THREE YEARS.
I really love my first Magda book, yet think the second one is better. MIA benefitted from my previous experience in writing a novel, though it didn’t write as quickly.
I hope to do the cover art myself. I can’t bear the idea of asking anyone else to do it, considering how stressful it was for the poor dear artist who did the first one. I think I know exactly what I want, and it would be a variation on MMIM’s cover. Different colours, forest instead of ocean, light from another source than the moon, one silhouette. Same lettering.
I have the back blurb written and have sent away for the ISBN.
After that to see my friend at Island Blue to determine how soon it can be done, and there I go.