Here it is, the reveal of the third cover in my all new Sound of Silence series!
This is the third and final book in the series and it is entitled,
This cover features my niece and her husband.
Again, I love that family members were willing to appear on my covers. It makes this series EXTRA special.
Here's all three covers!
When I first revealed the cover of STONE SILENCE a few weeks ago, I also revealed it on Facebook and tagged my niece. I DID NOT expect the reaction I received!
Of course, building up hype for a new release is a really good thing, but I'm not even ready to name my release date as of yet. Therefore, I have not advertised books two and three on Facebook. Only here on my blog. I'm not quite ready to build up that much hype!!
As I spent this past week polishing STONE SILENCE, I began to doubt myself. I wondered if the book was any good. I wondered if the plot line is a little "out there" and if the book would totally flop.
These are dangerous thoughts while an author is in the middle of the creative process.
I expressed my worries to my daughter and she sent me a favorite quote by David Bowie:
ALL MY BIG MISTAKES ARE WHEN I TRY TO SECOND-GUESS OR PLEASE AN AUDIENCE. MY WORK IS ALWAYS STRONGER WHEN I GET VERY SELFISH ABOUT IT.
I read that quote and realized that he is so very right! When I worry about whether or not anyone will like a book or not, I lose my muse. I need to trust myself and write the story that I LOVE--the one that my mind conjured up from the very beginning--and GO WITH IT.
So, that's what I'm doing. I'm letting my imagination rule the story and writing the kind of story that I love to write.
It's the only way I know how to write.
If I try to write someone else's idea for my story, it just doesn't work.
Now all that indecision and insecurity are out of the way. I'm going to write these books for the sheer joy of penning the story that's wandering around in my head. That's when I do my best work.
NO MORE DOUBTS.
A fan of Lancaster House loved Chasing Fireflies. In her review of Chasing Fireflies, she wrote:
Loved this book. Couldn't put it down, True Taylor Dean style.
And you know what? I knew exactly what she meant.
I knew what I had added to the book to keep the reader turning the pages.
It's time to stick with the Taylor Dean style of writing and trust myself.
So, those are my thoughts on a Monday morning.
Tell me about YOU! What's on your mind today?
Taylor don't doubt yourself, your stories are wonderful. I love seeing the family members on the covers. They are lovely!ReplyDelete
Awwwww, thank you so much, Rita. That comment means the world to me. It really does. It's impossible to get a big head in this business and praise gives me the confidence I need. Again, thank you!Delete
I agree with Rita. Don't doubt yourself. I LOVE your stories. There are always haters out there who will hate anything you write. Don't cater to them. They're not worth the trouble. Just ignore them and cater to those of us who are inspired and uplifted by your creative genius.ReplyDelete
I know that's true, but it's hard to get bad reviews out of my mind. They really mess with me and if I let them, they make me freeze up, scared to write another word! I appreciate your words because they remind me to cast them from my mind. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Charissa. I needed to hear that today!Delete
That cover is totally adorable! I love your stories too! Just keep true to yourself. There have been books by authors I loved that I didn't care for, but i kept reading the author. Sometimes a book just doesn't click with someone for some reason. So far, I've loved all of yours and can't see myself not liking them!ReplyDelete
Yes, I have done the same thing, Christy. Even my fave authors sometimes write a book I don't care for particularly, but they've also written my all time favorite books, so I never give up on them. Really good point!Delete
And thank you for your kind words!! You are the best and I love that you love my books! I'm so lucky to have you as a friend.
I think it is normal to doubt, but plow on, I say. Some fab covers!ReplyDelete
sherry @ fundinmental
You know what? That doubt made me work harder than ever to make this book amazing. Perhaps doubt serves me well sometimes and challenges me.Delete
Glad you like the covers, Sherry!