book working + goings on + illustration

Halloween was awesome! I hung out with my babies and took the little one trick or treating. The surly teenager went with her friends for the first time ever and returned home with a suspiciously small amount of candy.

Personally, I think she has a secret sugar stash somewhere in or around the neighborhood. The search is ongoing.

In book working news, I finally figured out what I wanted to change about the novella. I had this epiphany over the weekend whilst doing sketches for cover art.

The story is not creepy enough! Yes! I feel much better knowing what I need to work on specifically.

The story itself isn’t intended to be a horror. However, looking back over the title, the subject matter and what will probably be the cover art, I realized what I need to tweak. So, that’s the project this week – adding in some creepy and more intensity.

I did some research on the internet to try and come up with some ways to meet that end, but didn’t find anything substantially helpful.

Much like the candy stash situation, the search is ongoing. If I find anything truly helpful, I’ll post links here.

And here is an illustration I’m calling – dark carousel. Prints are up in AvinaLeo. Please click the pic if you wish to acquire one of your very own.

Tomorrow I’m participating in my very first Teaser Tuesday. People on twitter put up excerpts of their writing either on blogs or on Twitter itself if the excerpts are really really short. So yeah, I’m doing that here tomorrow with a scene from MacDowell Sisters and AnnaBeth.

The post will be longer than the usual because of that.

If you already read the book, the scene won’t be anything new to you, but hey, you could share with a friend…or something.

TTFN, ta-ta for now.

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