Chapter 26 of Drop Dead Daisy has been submitted to BETA readers, so that means it’s time to knock out one of the cover ideas. The list has been narrowed down to 3 options. So…now I gotta do that.
And done. This is the first cut.
Now, chapter 27 is done! Only one more to go! But that means it’s time to narrow it down one last time and choose between the last two options.
Here’s the last cut. It was a close second.
And chapter 28, the final chapter, is done!!! I was starting to wonder if the day would ever come. But it has at last!
So, here’s the cover. It just fits the story best.
Only 3 chapters remain in this revision project. Of course, a few more passes (proofreading, final read-aloud, etc.) will happen, but we’re only days away from publication!
Of course, that means I’m also forced to decide which cover design to use now. Dang it. The toughest decisions! At least I’ve narrowed it down to 3 options. That feels symmetrical. 3 chapters, 3 choices. Okay. As I knock out these last 3 chapters, I’ll narrow down the choices to 1, as well.
Much like a great manuscript, the original photo is kinda crappy, but some editing and tweaking will make it into a great cover.
Here’s the original [model: Jeremy Kuder/photographer: me]. (I’ll post the front cover once it’s chosen.)