This is the year I start getting through my embarrassingly large stash of written, revised, but unpublished novels. I talk about them from time to time–the current roster is eight novels (plus one stalled, unfinished), one complete short story collection (plus two partials), and the novelette I’m currently working on…
Aargh! I have to stop dithering. I don’t know if my books are really good enough–and I never will until I publish them. It all comes down to reviews–ones from actual readers–in the end, anyway.
Apropos of this terrifying resolution, I’ve booked my cover appointments with Deranged Doctor Design, and this is the first novel cover we’ve come up with (my artwork, their cover design). It’s not approved yet, so the time to make changes is now. Contrast can be amped, lettering can be moved–lots of elements are still fluid at this point.
So, what do you think? Do you like it overall? Do you think it would appeal to noblebright fantasy readers? Does it look like a Greek hero tale? Do I need a subtitle, or do the words and image say enough? (It’s a stand-alone, so I don’t need a series subtitle.)
Also, if anyone actually wants to read the book, please let me know–I cheerfully trade advance copies for people who intend to review if they like the thing. You’re also welcome to leave critical reviews if you think the book deserves it. Hey, inquiring minds want to know. 🙂