Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Covers and web sites

Today was spent mostly thinking about my new web site. I have a rough plan now but will sleep on it for another day or too. The other thing I've had to work on is the front cover of the book. I’ve put a few thoughts down on paper and will send them to the publisher tomorrow.
The book is called The Writer’s Treasury of Ideas which is not the most inspiring title but at least it explains what the book is about – training yourself to think of ideas for stories. The cover ideas I came up with were a treasure chest overflowing not with coins but lumps of gold embossed with the word idea on them, or a cartoon of a woman, posed as Rodin’s The Thinker with an empty speech bubble on her head. If any has any better ideas, I’d love to hear about them.
Leah, the Samoyed, who is staying until the 18th is not giving me any trouble. If anything she’s TOO quiet. The contrast between her and the last 2 dogs couldn’t be more marked. They were full of energy and would eat anything they were given while she spends most of the time dozing and has to be persuaded to eat.
I went for lunch with a friend today. She’s having a hard time at work, and could afford to pack it in, but she’s hanging on for an increased pension. I find that very sad. I guess I’m lucky in that I don’t have a lot of outgoings. There are other things more important to me than money. That said, I’d be happier if I could get back to doing something more creative, like writing! Hopefully it will get easier as time passes and I’ve had more experience of marketing/publicity and so forth.
For the last few days I’ve been feeling a bit low. I’m finding my lodger a bit wearing as he never seems to want to do anything, gets up late, and just drifts about. It’s a bit distracting, annoying too as whether he gets up or not, he still gets his pension credit. I have to concentrate on me and what I want, and forget about him.
Good news just in, Woody and Snoopy’s owners have just called to book the dogs in for a week in March. Horray!!!!

1 comment:

  1. The cover idea with the treasure chest sounds brilliant x