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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Limbo... how low can you go?


So, I've been a little MIA lately... mainly because I'm in limbo. No, I'm not doing the "Limbo" as the above picture and title might suggest. As much as I wish those Stayin' Alive-esque 70s bell-bottoms and matching top were mine, alas, they're not. I'm in limbo. That's right, I'm waiting in the in-between. Waiting for what, you ask? Well, the word on the street is that my cover art is being tweaked. If you're crying out, "For the love of all things holy, WHY???"... you're not alone. I'm disappointed too, but apparently it's going to be very similar to my first cover. Which is good. This whole cover switch-up just goes to show that the publishing industry is filled with ups and downs and twists and turns. Just when you think you know where the ride is taking you, it veers off in a different direction. I'm just thankful that I'm tall enough to ride the publishing roller-coaster... and that I have a safety harness.


Anyway, I've been on hold waiting for my tweaked cover to both blog about and to launch my website to the world. Since I haven't gotten El Newcover yet, I decided that I can't hold off any longer; I must blog. So today, I thought I'd share another author's fantastic cover news. The super funny and fantastic Carrie Harris has just revealed her cover art for BAD TASTE IN BOYS (summer 2011) to the world. Check out its awesomeness on her blog HERE. Can we say ooh-la-la?!

In the meantime, I should have some book news or other fun stuff to share with you all soon! :)

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14 Comments:

Blogger Adriana said...

Aw, hopefully they don't change it too much. I loved that cover.
I also can't wait to see your new blog layout.

July 1, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

Thanks, Adriana! I'm crossing my fingers that it will just be slightly altered. We'll see. :)

July 1, 2010 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Carrie Harris said...

*hug* It will be awesome. Just like you.

July 1, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Dangerous With a Pen said...

Omigosh, Carrie's cover is awesome and I loved your cover, too. I can't imagine they would do anything to make it *less* awesome, because, really, that would suck for them, too. Can't wait to see what fabulosity they come up with next! And I can't imagine how weird it is to have something so big completely out of your hands, yikes!

July 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Dangerous With a Pen said...

Omigosh, Carrie's cover is awesome and I loved your cover, too. I can't imagine they would do anything to make it *less* awesome, because, really, that would suck for them, too. Can't wait to see what fabulosity they come up with next! And I can't imagine how weird it is to have something so big completely out of your hands, yikes!

July 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Claire Dawn said...

Seriously love Carrie's cover. If I didn't know how immensely cool she was and how much Christopher Walken and Richard Simmons loved her, and I saw that on the shelf, I would totally buy it!

July 2, 2010 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger DL Hammons said...

So, the morale to the story is in this journey to publication...keep your seatbelt fastened tight!? :)

July 3, 2010 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Aww, I loved the original...I hope your cover comes out just as awesome if not more! =)

*fingers crossed*

July 3, 2010 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Dawn Simon said...

I love the old cover, but I'm betting the new one will be just as awesome! I look forward to seeing it! And you're right: Carrie Harris's cover is great!

July 6, 2010 at 1:35 AM  
Blogger Julie Musil said...

Amy, hang in there girl. It'll happen. And it just might be even more awesome than before! Can't wait to see the cover.

July 6, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Eileen said...

Gah. Publishing tries to drive writers insane. It's why we drink so much wine. Hang in there.

July 6, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Guinevere said...

I love Carrie's cover, and I can't wait to see yours!

July 8, 2010 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

Thanks for the comments!

Carrie -- Awww, shucks! Thanks. :)

Lindsay - Carrie's cover IS awesome, isn't it? And thanks for my cover compliment. I'm hoping it's as good as the first.

Claire -- My thoughts exactly!

DL -- Haha! Yes, you hit the nail on the head. A fastened seatbelt is a necessity (and maybe an airbag, too...just in case :)).

Lea - Thanks! :)

Dawn -- Thanks! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Julie -- I hope you're right!

Eileen -- Haha! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this!

Guinevere - Carrie's cover is totally awe-worthy!!

July 9, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger TerryLynnJohnson said...

I thought your cover was already complete. I love it!
Can't wait to see your new website!
I can relate to your waiting feeling! Why do they torture us?

July 11, 2010 at 9:54 AM  

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