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?