March 31 2014

Cover for Camp NaNo Book and other stuff

I am so excited….A fellow NaNoer made the cover for my book for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo which starts tonight at midnight (only 1 hour and 15 minutes away for me)… And I love it!!!!!

To see the original version check it out here http://qoalaka.deviantart.com/art/Revelations-444134467?ga_submit_new=10%253A1396312029
To see the original version check it out here http://qoalaka.deviantart.com/art/Revelations-444134467?ga_submit_new=10%253A1396312029

My cover… I saw this pic while looking through Deviant Art and she got permission from the artist to use it. Isn’t it amazing! How it turned out! The pic itself! I love all of it! It looks like a real book cover. I am just so excited!!!!!  (Makes me feel like a bonafide writer!!! Once again I’ve changed everything at the last minute! SIGH!!!

bonafide writer mug

I can’t seem to help myself. I’m using almost the same premise. I’ve changed the character’s names, and the title of the series but not the title of the book. I’m in the process of changing the whole outline to fit the revamped premise and characters… Double work, maybe, but I was reading Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat and realized what I had wasn’t going to work, not the way I wanted it to. Thus the changes. I’m okay with that. It means working on my outline at the last minute, but I’d have been doing that anyway, at least now it will be the right concept, theme, etc for what I want. I’m happier with it now, even though it means more work. But I found a great outlining video over a year ago from Katytastic that if you’re interested in learning more about outlining using the 3 act structure from Snyder’s Save the Cat, or outlining with Scrivener in general, it’s a great start.

Isn’t that the great thing about WriMo though?… You sort of need just a little pantsing to make it fun… At least for me I do. I’ve gone from a pantser to a plotster so I guess I have to throw some pantsing in there somewhere or it’s not fun for me.

I’m in a cabin now, with people near my age bracket (last time I ended up in a cabin with a group of NaNoer’s around my children’s age, which wasn’t really a good thing for me since they are between the ages of 25-14)…I’m happy about that. And our living room is finally finished… YAY! I no longer have my writing room… BOO!! But my son has his room back. He was injured while at bootcamp. He’ll be able to recycle in the next 6 mths, but he has to heal. While he’s healing he’ll be going back to college and is thinking about going in the reserves (Navy or Air Force) instead of going in the Army full time (Can’t say I’m unhappy about that–I’m all for serving our country, but I believe in working smarter not harder and the Army and Marines are definitely in the work harder category).

The pillows on our couch match my writing space...
The pillows on our couch match my writing space…
Red bookcases and desk go well with our updated look.
Red bookcases and desk go well with our updated look.

So here are the pics of my new writing space… Instead of being in the dining room we decided to completely rearrange our living room so that I could have my own little space. We painted the walls, moved everything around, and put our pictures in completely different places so that I could have this space. My husband ROCKS!!!! (Now I just need to paint the hallway and we’re done with the khaki/taupe color and it’s off to figure out what color to paint our dining room and kitchen. I love how our new living room looks.

Ok, I have less than 1 hour so let me get back to outlining. Happy NaNoing and have a great night.

 


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Posted March 31, 2014 by Burgess Taylor in category "Color", "Family", "Home", "Life", "NaNoWriMo", "Outlining", "Pictures", "Red Bookshelf", "Red Desk", "Scrivener", "Writing", "Writing Space

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Hello Y'all! I'm a writer, an art journaler, and a coffee addict. I'm working on a novel and chronicling the process and my progress. Grab a cup of Java (or Tea) and sit a spell. :D

0 COMMENTS :

  1. By Caffe Maggieato on

    Lots of great stuff in Deviant Art. Congrats on getting permission from the artist. I love that you have a cover! I used to do that for NaNoWriMo. Really keeps you inspired and makes your novel feel very real and finished! 😀

    1. By Burgess Taylor on

      I was amazed at all the great stuff in Deviant Art. My daughter is an artist and I’ve got to tell her about it. And yes, the cover has really inspired me. I printed it out and put in the front of my writer’s bible for the novel. Made me want to get more organized, and seeing it out of the corner of my eye helps keep me motivated. Thanks!

      1. By Caffe Maggieato on

        Yes, deviant art’s got some really cool stuff. That’s great you got it printed. Makes it feel more real! You can put it as the cover when you print out your MS. 😀

  2. By Hayley Knighten on

    Great cover! I also love that you follow Katytastic. I follow her too. She’s hilarious. Good luck at camp and happy writing!

    1. By Burgess Taylor on

      Thanks.
      Love her videos about NaNo and Camp NaNo. DIdn’t see anything about her participating in Camp this session though. I’ll miss her vlogs.
      Good luck and happy writing 😀