(I’ve had enough of the ‘false advertising’ debate, moving on.)
I handed in my final version of the manuscript to my publisher on Friday. YAY!! Woo hoo! A break from writing for a while, thank goodness.
There is a whole process of editing and meetings and backwards and forwards that now ensues. Part of that process is to have meetings around what the cover should look like. The right cover is crucial.
So, asking for your ideas again. I know I keep asking you for input, but I feel like this book, just like my babies, are part of a collaborative effort. Many of you have cheered me on from the beginning; I can’t imagine doing this without you.
Just to recap, the book is about my infertility story. It starts in the present tense, at the start of this blog (April 2004), then goes back four years earlier to when I first started trying for a baby, walks the reader all the way through back to the present tense, the start of my ninth IVF. It then goes through my pregnancy with A&K (taken mostly from my blog) and ends when Adam comes home from the NICU.
So, it is about my infertility story. It is not about the babes or mothering, at all. Perhaps that is book #2. ARE YOU MAD!
The book is not a happy, skippy, wine drinking book. It is from the infertile years, so happy twin pictures would be totally inappropriate. It is a book that is very sad in places, funny in others, a mix of scary / hopeful / funny / sad / angry / wonderful / terrible.
I am v v uncreative when it comes to arty farty stuff, need your help.
Tess has a fabulous idea, but I won’t share hers yet, I want to hear if you have any ideas. Or any advice. What would make you pick up the book off the self? What would you turn on? Besides nekkid pictures of myself, of course.