It's the weirdest feeling in the world, this completion-thing. It's almost tangible in my house at the moment, because I'm done with Evangellion (except for the acknowledgements, which I need to get to soon). The point is, after years of continuous writing, planning, mapping, drawing covers and plotting out storylines, I'm DONE. Finished. I'm tempted to say kaput. :)
Now that that's off my chest, here's some exclusive inside info.
A lot of people have been asking me about the cover for The Queen's Fury. 'Who's on it?' is probably the thing I'm asked most.
Initially, I wanted to draw the high king for the cover. I had a lot of ideas about it and I even started to doodle some concept stuff. But, at the time I planned that, I still didn't have a clear idea of what the title of the book would be. When my friend André came up with the perfect title, I realised Arrow had to be on the cover. It just made sense. Arrow IS the queen's Fury (brilliant play on words there from André's side). Plus, it put all three best friends on covers.
I just loved the idea from the very moment André suggested it, and so this cover was born :
Arrow, in all her lopsided smiling glory. And check out her strong brow-game. (I'm a freelance makeup artist ok!) I'm SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS! I seriously can't wait for you all to read it.
And along with that, my new novel is with the editor and proofreaders. A NEW SERIES! OMW, folks, I'm elated. Seriously elated. A whole book in seven weeks. I wrote a whole book in seven weeks. Don't ask me how, because I'm still coming down from that writing high. :P
Just watch this space. Stuff is happening and I'll share it here as soon as it's complete.