Here at last – Hope Dawns Eternal!

A Hope Cover 4mbAt long last the formatting and cover art are done for Hope Dawns Eternal. Now comes the daunting part – pulling it all together and publishing it! I’ve already hit my first roadblock – Kim Killion sent me five versions of the cover illustration in various jpeg sizes, but I can’t seem to copy them to display the whole thing on Facebook or here on this blog. I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually, but meanwhile, I can’t resist sharing!

For the cover, I found the photos I wanted on Shutterstock, and she put them together as per my suggestions. Strangely enough, the images I chose all came from Russia or Romania. Those Slavic folks really know how to create dark, passionate art – think Rachmaninoff, Dostoyevsky and all those cats. I like this male model I found – he makes a great vampire, don’t you think? And he looks like a soap star, but not any specific one, which is a good thing.

By the way, the tag line, which is cut off at the top, is:

In a world of TV soaps, the deadliest dramas are unscripted.

I’m writing this at the Denny’s in Latham – scene of Sunday night NaNoWriMo sessions, but at 5 pm on a Wednesday, the room we usually use is totally deserted. I came here a couple of hours ago after seeing my shrink, who keeps my biochemistry on an even keel. He told me he’s phasing out his private practice, concentrating increasingly on nursing homes, and suggested it might be time for me to start shopping around for another drug dealer, aka psychopharmacologist, though he did give me an appointment for July. The fact that I took it in stride shows just how leveled out I am!

More later – I need to finish my Caesar salad, then head over to choir practice at FUUSA. I’d hoped to get in a couple of hours on Sunlight and Shadow, the sequel to Hope Dawns Eternal, and then hit the mall, but I’m running out of time. Time enough to tackle S&S when Camp NaNoWriMo starts in April.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. www.julielomoe.wordpress.com
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 17:27:55

    WordPress just informed me that this post is the 222nd on this blog! That number will always hold a special significance for me. It was the phone extension for Dr. Jerry Umakanthan, an excellent shrink from Sri Lanka who worked at Hudson River Psychiatric Center when I was a creative arts therapist there. I can still hear his soft, mellifluous voice saying “Call extension two-two-two” over the intercom at Ross Pavilion.

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  2. M. E. Kemp
    Mar 26, 2015 @ 10:00:41

    You go, Girl! I’m still at the starting gate with #6. Maybe Spring will give me some energy.

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  3. www.julielomoe.wordpress.com
    Mar 27, 2015 @ 18:19:31

    Marilyn, maybe you should enter Camp NaNoWriMo, which happens in April. Unlike the November NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month), where you have to write 50,000 words, you can set your own goal in terms of word count. I’ve set mine at 33,333 words for the sequel to Hope.

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