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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Covers and Jealousies


All right, first, an apology. Last month I didn't manage to get around to blogging. Since I've never managed to do my own personal blog more than four or five times a year (I keep trying to improve, but my workaholics anonymous meetings get in the way), I'm still feeling pretty pleased with only having missed one of my rendezvous (es? What *is* the plural of rendezvous anyway? If it's rendezvouses, that's pretty silly looking, don't you think?) with the MTV Books blog.
Where was I? Here. Same spot I'm in right now, behind my desk, working on the screenplay for the film version of Baltimore, or, the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire (a novel I wrote with Mike Mignola). Once the WGA strike was over, it was like someone fired a starter gun and the producers were cheering us from the stands while we raced to get it done as quickly as possible. And now it's done, and we wait.
Not to worry. I have plenty of other things to keep me occupied, including a ton of different projects going on. In fact, I've got the copy-edited manuscript for SOULLESS on my desk right now, and am about to start going through it, replying to editorial queries, etc. Everyone seems pretty pleased with it, and apparently even the copy editor loved it, so that gives me a happy.

So, the title today? Covers and Jealousies. I saw the photo that accompanies Jennifer's blog entry below about her vacation and found myself extremely jealous. This whole week the weather in Boston has been glorious, but sadly, the chain that keeps me attached to my desk doesn't stretch as far as my deck. There IS a vacation coming up...to Disney, with our three kids, and if any of you think that's a real vacation, I'm guessing you don't have kids. :)
As for covers...I've had great ones and I've had awful ones. I'm really thrilled to be able to say that the cover for SOULLESS falls into the former category. I love it. Simple, sexy, and creepy all at the same time. I'm a moron when it comes to tech...never have time to learn this stuff...but here, let me see if I can attach it...

There you go. Sweet, no? :)

7 comments:

Kelly Parra said...

Wow, I have to agree! I love that cover, Christopher!

Alex McAulay said...

LOVE THE COVER!!!! That's awesome. Way cool! Guess what? I'm reading the manuscript right now and I think it's great--I'm totally gripped.....

Christopher Golden said...

Thanks, both of you. And Alex, thanks for the kind words. :)

Jenny O'Connell said...

I can't believe you're in Boston - although I realized that after reading your blog.

Love the new cover, they got it right.
J

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Love the cover!!!! Love it! And I can't wait til I get to read the book. Good luck with all your hardwork!

Little Willow said...

That cover is fantastic!

jennifer echols said...

WOW, I should be so cover-lucky!