Since I’m stuck on chapter 17 of my SFR wip, I decide to take Sunday off from writing. But that didn’t mean I wasn’t thinking about it. I ended up playing around a bit with ideas for the cover to my Paranormal Operations, Inc. cover in my Paint Shop Pro. That’s not to say I’ll actually used this cover I made, but it was and it was great to get back to the graphic part of my creative side. So…take a look and leave me some feedback!
Sig Olson was pissed. It was evident in every ridged line of his body as he stalked down the wide corridor leading to his office in the North Pole, Inc. main building. When he’d strolled into work this morning, he’d been in a good frame of mind. Even seeing the front counter of the North Pole, Inc. security center empty didn’t get a rise out him. He sighed and not for the first time wondered why he allowed himself be persuaded to hire Alabaster Snow’s baby sister, Alvira, as their receptionist. Where Alabaster was thin, wirier, and a lot more OCD, Alvira was plump and free spirited. She was also loud, opinionated, a tad messy, and was often late to work. Even as pissed as he was right now, his lips twitched in a slight smile. Everyone loved Alvira. Sig’s lips tightened in anger again as he walked to the left side of the reception area, where his office door was ajar. He shoved it open without even glancing at the nameplate mounted there that read Sigbjorn Olson – Chief of Security.
God, I despise that name! He thought as he walked around his massive desk and dropped into the comfortable leather chair. His parents had given him the powerful name to go with his bear side. No kid, polar bear or not, should be saddled with a name like Sigbjorn. His name had been the bane of his existence, no one got it correct when using it even when he’d enlisted in the Navy. While he was in basic training that it had been shortened to the easier to use nickname of Sig. He’d ignored his full first name until following his SEAL commander and best friend, Chris Kringle, to Mistletoe, North Pole after leaving the service. Within days of their arrival he’d been offered the job of running both the corporation’s security and that of the town of Mistletoe. It wasn’t a complicated task to perform given that Mistletoe was small and located in the arctic. Outside of a few fights at Rudy’s Diner, there wasn’t a lot of trouble in the small town. And so few outsides made there way this far north that any problems from them were nonexistent.
Until now. Sig growled and leaned his elbows on his desk, scrubbing them down his face. Kristopher Kringle, CEO of North Pole, Inc. and his boss had just hand him an job that would definitely spell trouble. For him.
I’m going to do a quick WIP update. I have a lot of writing planned so I really need to buckle down and get on with it. Oh and a note about how I do this. You’ll notice I have, what I call, temporary covers for some of my WIPs. The reason I do this is that it helps me stay focused and excited about each book I plan to write. I also use a Excel spreadsheet and Onenote as a book bible of what I want to write. Now..on to the updates.
Taylor – Paranormal Operations, Inc. (Book 1): I’m back working on Taylor and Devon’s story (mostly, I have jumped between this and my Dark Warriors WIP). I finished chapter 21 and I’m 508 words into chapter 22. Things are going to get interesting from this point on. Bad guys are going to do bad things and I’m introducing a new player. He’s Russian and his name is Mikhail Romanov. I’m still a bit unsure what he is. Dragon shiftier, Phoenix shiftier, or a Vampire. He’s a hottie but I’m not sure I like his man bun.
Demon – Incubus MC (Book 1): The first book in my planned PNR MC series about the Incubus Motorcycle Club. And yes, the members are just what their cuts say, Incubus. I haven’t done anything on this for a while.
Dark World Warriors – Tarkir: My SciFi romance novel started as my Camp NaNoWriMo project. It’s at 7,312 words and I’m just starting chapter 5. I’ve done some work on it between working on my Paranormal Operations, Inc. WIP.
Kai and Kekipi – A Hawaiian Legends Short Story: I haven’t worked on this for a while.
Now for some future projects I have planned:
Mistletoe, North Pole – Polar Shift (Book 2) – This will be the second book in my Mistletoe, North Pole series. It’s Commander Sig Olson’s story. I do have a starting point for this one and I know where I want it to go. Now I just have get it written.
Mistletoe, North Pole – Frosted (Book 3)- Jackson Frost is getting his own story! The title may change on this one before I’m done with it. I have 1,242 words in it as of right now and a short synopsis. No temp cover for this one yet.
Mistletoe, North Pole – Kandied (Book 4)– The third in the Mistletoe, North Pole series will feature Rudy and Kandy’s story. The title is really just a place holder for me right now. I may end up changing it. This is still a ways out there in my schedule and I don’t even have a staring place yet. And no temp cover.
Viper – Incubus MC (Book 2) – The second book in my planned PNR MC series brings us Demon’s brother, Viper. I know how this one starts but that’s all I have for it besides a temp cover.
I also have 3 more books planned for the Paranormal Operations, Inc. series but haven’t done much more then jot down some ideas for each. I don’t even have titles or temp covers.
I should be working on the first book in my Paranormal Operations, Inc series since I’m home all this week. But things (life) keeps rearing it’s head. From one of my brother in laws passing last week and one of my dearest and oldest friend’s passing unexpectedly yesterday to in running errands and just generally putting it off, I’ve not written ONE word. I did however play around with a cover for the second book in the Mistletoe, North Pole series (this will Commander Sig Olson’s book). I know… I should have used that time for writing! I’m not sure I like it but here it is. Comments?
So I have decide to try one last time for make a cover for Santa Baby. If this doesn’t work then I’m off to find someone to make it for me. Let me know what you think.
Ok. I’m still trying to get the cover for Santa Baby done. It seems that yesterday’s attempt was a tad dark.So I tried again today to come with something I like and has a bit of a Christmas feel to it without being all cuteness and fluff. Both are just mock ups.
All input is helpful!
I have Santa Baby edits all done. Now I’m o0n to finding a book cover for it. I’ve been going back and forth on if I should just bite the bullet and pay to have one done. I can’t find a pre-made cover that I like. Since the story happens around Christmas time and the hero is Santa I really wanted Christmas represented on the cover. But I don’t want a cutie cover either. There is some violence and there is sex in the story. But in looking at the cost to have a original cover made for it… well right now I just can’t see having the funds to do it.
So my next thought was… I’m pretty handy with good old Paint Shop Pro, I”ll make my own cover. Ummm… Yeah good luck with that! It comes back to finding the right image at a price I can afford.
So I played around and came up with something. I’m going to post it here and hope for some input on it. Let me know what you think!
I made a temporary book cover for my Camp NaNoWriMO project. It’s for my word count updates. This won’t be the real cover.
Today was a short one for me at work. We have to move our work area to a temp space for 3 months. Hubby is still home recovering from his knee surgery so it’s hard to get a block of time to work on any of my writing projects at home. So I decide to make a book cover.
Once I get my paranormal MC WIP (Demon-Incubus MC) finished (that may be awhile. I only have six chapters written) I plan to do at least 2-3 more. The second one will be about Demon’s brother, Viper.
I made a temp cover (I think having some kind of visual helps my writing) for Demon so I thought I’d make one for Viper. I don’t anything written for Viper yet but I do have page of notes for his story. So here is what I came up with. As I said…it’s a temp, a visual to help me write his story.
I changed the cover for Taylor’s book.
I played around with making some book covers for my WIPs. I’ll use them when posting on my WattPad account. They won’t be the ones I use when I publish but for now they’ll do.