I was going to catch up on some awards I have been lax in accepting lately but I am too excited not to share. The digital proof for my bookmarks and business cards came back. Now I have a head start having Mel’s amazing cover design to use as the basis for them but I still had to do a little cutting, pasting and manipulation so I am grabbing a tiny bit of the credit. So bear in mind I am a newbie to these sort of things and go gentle with me when you tell me what you think. Here goes the business card first..
Then the one which I am more excited about in more ways..
The back of the bookmark is black with my contact details on in red. So What do you think? I also realised I need to buy either a gold or silver pen that will write on the black otherwise I will have to write across the poor little girl ghost and that wouldn’t be good. I have approved the proofs and had a message back saying both are now on the print run so I guess it is just a case of sitting back and waiting to take delivery. I am getting so excited about the whole thing now but also a little scared. Here in the safety of my blog I have started developing a fragile belief in my abilities, you guys are so supportive and encouraging that it is easy to forget that not everyone will be. Recently I have seen authors begin to doubt themselves because of bitter, overly critical reviews, I have seen reviews where the style of the review is to rip books to pieces for effect even if they actually say they liked it, and I am going to be sticking my head out above the trenches for them to start taking pot shots. I am not sure if publishing is bravery or madness I suspect a little bit of both.