Isn’t it gorgeous?!
I love it!
*gets dizzy and stops twirling to lie down*
The cover was designed by amazing and talented Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations. #totalgirlcrush
I *may* have cried when I saw it.
Months of writing, months of revising and editing, and almost a year after writing the first scene of Geoducks, seeing the cover is what made it all feel real.
I wrote a book.
A book that drops in less than two weeks!
This is an amazing time to be an Indie author. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have the most supportive friends and writing community cheering me on as I go through this process. To all who have been there along the way, thank you! I’m over-the-moon happy to be sharing the cover with you today!
Thanks to Traci Olsen for reminding me about this song.
1992 was a great year.
I use Pinterest to waste time, cook dinner, clean the house, make things I probably shouldn’t eat, laugh, fantasize about the perfect house/vacation/outfit, and find inspiration for daily life, as well as Geoducks. Sometimes I come across something on Pinterest that takes my breath away. This is one of those pins…
Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. In 2010, Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened. Warning: contains brief nudity and conceptual art.
When you truly love someone, you love them forever.
I’ve had several people ask me about geoducks and how to pronounce this strange word when I tell them the title of my upcoming novel, Geoducks Are for Lovers. In upcoming posts, I’ll share more clues about why I chose this title and how these bi-valves relate to the story.
Here’s some basic info:
Geoduck (pron.: gü-ē-ˌdək “gooey duck”)
The geoduck, scientific name Panopea generosa, is a species of very large, edible, saltwater clam in the family Hiatellidae. The common name is derived from a Native American word meaning “dig deep”. Native to Washington and British Columbia, the geoduck is the world’s largest burrowing clam. (from the ever useful but much maligned Wikipedia)
For more fun facts and some interesting/disturbing visuals, check out the geoducks’ wiki page.
More clues about the book coming soon!
If you have a question or want to leave a comment, I love hearing from any one stops by the blog. You can also find me loitering around Twitter and Facebook. Actually, I shouldn’t be loitering on either because I’m supposed to be editing & revising (round 3!). So if you see me, give me the stink eye.
Hope everyone is having a good week!
I promised myself I’d update the blog at least once a week to keep everyone who is kind enough to stop by (waves at all of you) up to date on the progress of the book.
Well, all I can say is that I’ve failed at weekly updates. I’m going to blame editing. It’s neither glamorous or exciting, and only interesting to those who flail over Oxford commas. (Who does’t flail over Oxford commas?)
I don’t smoke, but the rest of this brilliance from Reality Bites is spot on for my life right now. It’s also snowing today. Good excuse to stay in pajamas and edit all day. And watch Reality Bites. Again.
P.S. RB is also a little hint about Geoducks… for anyone who is still reading this far.