Sunday, October 18, 2009

Putting The Cart Before The Horse...Or The Cover Before The Novel

Jay's just finished up a few months of his Graphic Arts program and was inspired to make book covers for our NaNoWriMo projects - what a great excuse to play around in PhotoShop!  Below are are book covers and a short synopsis of our stories.  Apparently, it's not cheating to have a plot outline or character development before November 1st, so we're working on that.

The dating world is a tough place to be, especially if you're Shelby, a single mother running Three Heathens Ranch. Follow Shelby's journey through the crazy world of speed and internet dating as she pursues every woman's fairy tale - to find her very own Prince Charming - while managing motherhood, a riding livery and her own loneliness.



Post-apocalyptic war has driven the surviving citizens of the world to the only two safe havens left to continue their lives. Most of Africa and South America were left unmutilated by thermonuclear war fallout and are the only continents left to support human life, but all is not well. A new ruthless form of government has risen during the chaos of the war and is now subjecting the remaining citizens to its own form of brutality...oppression! An underground rebellion for freedom is forming on both continents and may be the last hope for humankind...


I'm really feeling inspired by our "official" looking book covers; it gives me something to aspire to.  NaNo is still 13 days away, but I feel like I'm starting to build a good head of steam and can hopefully knock out more than 50K words.  I'd love a finished product.  Hmmm...keep your fingers crossed.

4 comments:

Nathanael Rey said...

i will!

EscapeFromReality said...

Yay for NaNo! This is your SIL, BTW. ;) And Ryry too. We started a blog together!

Allenspark Lodge said...

Yeah. Two new books to read - soon! Love the covers BTW.
Mom

GunDiva said...

Mom and Bill, I was wondering if you'd ever get off the horses long enough to check out the new book covers. He did a great job, didn't he?