Friday, July 22, 2011
Lake Therapy and Some Covers
I spent this past week up at our lake house, writing feverishly. The first part of this book (Sebastian Number Eight) has been giving me fits (I typically have trouble with the first part of my books). But by giving myself the time and space to do nothing but focus on my story, I think I’ve finally worked past that.
This next week is going to be devoted getting my younger daughter ready to move into her apartment up in Baton Rouge, where she’ll be starting graduate school next month. Then I’m hoping to head back to the lake for another intensive session in August. I can’t believe I'm already talking about August. Where has this summer gone?
Oddly enough, while much of the rest of the country has been sweltering, New Orleans has been relatively cool the last few weeks. We’ve had lots of rain, which has dropped our average temperatures ten degrees down into the high 80s. Normally at this time of year, I shut all my windows and doors and just hunker down to endure until fall. But I actually spent part of today sitting out on my porch swing. Wonderful.
Recorded Books has now posted the cover of their audio version of Where Shadows Dance, so I’m allowed to show you the entire image:
If you right click on the image it will take you to a larger version. I like it. Very evocative and moody.
And for those of you awaiting the mass market paperback edition of What Remains of Heaven, a box of these just landed on my doorstep:
I tried to get them to change the cover for the mass market edition, but I should have known that was never going to happen...