That’s right, November 1st. Time to write. Ok, sure every day is technically time to write, especially if you’re a writer. NaNoWriMo, in case you don’t know, is National Novel Writing Month. The idea is straight forward. Write 50k words, in 30 days. I saw a blog post about how NaNo launched a career and thought I’d share my own “How NaNoWriMo launched my career” post. I’ve participated in NaNo off and on for about a decade. I’ve only (so far) ‘won’ once. In 2016. That was Space Rogues. The idea is you write 1667 words a day. That’s great, then you miss a day, now you need to write 3334 words. It’s thanksgiving, you see family, etc, skip writing a few days, and now you have to write 6668…
I know, this isn’t the first time I’ve posted about cover updates. The (of countless) upside of indie publishing is being agile. I love the Ghost! Greg did an amazing job of capturing her. But my initial cover updates simply replaced the old version of the Ghost with Greg’s. I love(d) those covers. The Ghost, in space, over a planet or fighting a monster spaceship. Most weren’t very dynamic. That is (slowly) changing. Book One is the first. What do you think? Some common knowledge in cover design is to capture a moment from the book. Book Two did that best. I wanted to bring the rest of the books in the series up to that standard. Another bit of “common knowledge” in cover design is to fit the genre….
That’s right! Settled on a cover, have opened pre-orders! Are you chomping at the bit to see what kind of trouble our band of misfits can get into on Earth? Well the wait is almost over! December 23rd, just in time for folks to unwrap shiny new ereaders. You can pre-order here. If you know you want to read it please go grab your pre-order. I’m hoping to beat Space Rogues 4’s pre-orders. It’s an ego thing, sue me.
Space Rogues 5 is officially with the editor! So… while I work on ideas for Space Rogues 6 (and a new series I hope you’ll enjoy) I took a bit of time to work on the cover. I’m not 100% sure this is the final version, but it’s the idea I’m going for. What do you think? I wanted to show the Ghost landed (You’ll have to get your copy when it comes out to find out where she’s landed), and wanted to see what it would look like to have her in a forest clearing.