Cover Reveal: Love to Believe – Fireflies Book #2
Hi, y’all! Hope you’re enjoying a wonderful Wednesday.
Today’s Writing in the Buff is a smorgasbord, with the big news being the unveiling of the cover for Love to Believe, book #2 in the Fireflies series (go HERE to read an excerpt). Here is the eBook cover and the print cover, front & back.
Melissa Stevens, The Illustrated Author, outdid herself again. She captured the beauty of the Fireflies gazebo in a winter setting. It is perfect for Sean and Rebecca’s love story. The book is undergoing second round edits and will be published sometime before the end of the year. I’ll let you know as soon as I have a release date from my publisher, Black Opal Books. So what do you think of the cover?
Next item up is a snippet gleaned from the 35th annual RWA (Romance Writers of America) conference in New York. First, I have to show you the amazing view from my room at the Marriott in Times Square:
And the snippet? A quote by Nora Roberts during the workshop “Chat with Nora Roberts.” When asked about her inspiration for writing, La Nora said, in her usual straightforward way:
“I’m never inspired by anything. There is no f*****g muse. There’s no magic fairy dust.”
What there is, she went on to say, is a lot of hard work. And, boy, is that ever the truth. You know when my productivity spiked as a writer? When I stopped waiting for inspiration and started writing. The inspiration comes during the writing and grows from the writing. At least, that’s how it works for me. How about you? Do you agree or disagree with Nora?
The RWA conference was fantastic from start to finish. This was my third conference, and I can say from experience that while it is motivational, it is also exhausting! I’m a workshop warrior, running from one to the other, sponging up all the info available. One of the best things about conference is hanging with a couple thousand other people who are content to talk about writing 24/7. Here are a few pics of me and my writer pals at the conference. I’ve included links for these talented ladies:
The above pics allow a nice segue into The Hair. I sort of figured out what to do with it. It’s even wash & wear now, something I couldn’t pull off when it was longer without looking like the frontman for an ’80s big hair band. Anyway, I guess it’s time to do new head shots since I no longer resemble my social media photo! There were some confused people at conference, let me tell you. 🙂
Last, but not least, a big THANK YOU to Jami Gray for filling in here last week!
Well, I guess that’s it for now. Please come back on Friday for Observations From the Tub! And please leave me a comment—what were you doing last week while I was workshopping in New York? Any thoughts on Nora’s inspiration quote? Opinion of the cover for Love to Believe?
Have a great week! See you Friday —