Some actual work to this site got done this weekend, partly due to the fact that the Toshiba laptop I’d been working on for four years finally went to laptop heaven, and I finally went out immediately after and bought myself the MacBook I’d been wanting to get for a while now. So in the midst of switching from Windows and getting used to my new tapping and typing tool, I fooled around with things here a little bit. Made a little banner for the top of the site, with a sample of an image from my next book’s cover. And also made a page on this site for the book itself, which you can find here, if you’re curious.
On Friday I came home from work to find a slim mailer on my doorstep from my publisher. Inside was the cover flat for The Love We Share Without Knowing, and it made the rest of my weekend a little bit cheerier. I really like the cover design and the colors, a sort of black and white grainy filmic image of two ghostly characters with their backs to the viewer, and through their semi-transparent bodies you can see portions of Tokyo. I sort of love what that says in and of itself. And brown and black and smoky seaglass green colors in general wrapping around the lower half of the book. The fade to white above. And two blurbs on the back cover, too, one from Dan Chaon and the other from Michelle Richmond. Really lovely, wonderful blurbs, which made my jaw drop and feel really honored when I read them. I’ve put those on the page for the book as well.
A busy week ahead. Another one of those one day at a time weeks, I think, where I’ll try not to think too much about what I have to get done until I absolutely have to get it done. I am sooo looking forward to winter break already, even though it’s just now fall, and the trees are turning colors, and Halloween is here, which I love. Free time, right now, is way more attractive.