Sunday, December 10, 2017

Fear and Fervor



For someone reticent about publishing, especially amid the industry’s current craziness, I sure woke at 4am obsessed about the topic. Not surprisingly, I focused on artistic elements like writing a logo for my series and the thankful aspect, writing a dedication.

Even less of a shock, I found choosing the correct font the most enjoyable. At first I wanted something that looked like cursive, but the flowery results didn’t fit in with my angst laden erotic tales of treachery and torment. By 6:15am I came up with the following (not sure if the words are unique, but this is just for fun, after all):

Love.
It Isn’t for
the Faint of
Heart.

Despite my having failed to work in the series title (~shakes head~), what do you think?

 
Cover Created for NaNoWriMo

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12 comments:

  1. Nice - I like it! I messed around with cover design on Canva and got stuck when it came to fonts. So many choices, so many different effects - what to pick?

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    1. Thank you for the kind word. Design can cause a quandary, for sure, and I'm only noodling around. ~grin~ I appreciate your time!

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  2. I like it....great choice for a font. Have you checked to see how italics look in that font? I worked in the printing industry for 22 yrs..fonts can say so much, from the font to the size of that font. HAHA.....I am seriously thinking of the books, gotta wait till after Christmas. My problem is how to start the story! haha. I am good at saying things when talking about that sort of thing but not so much as writing. I can add excitement, sadness, etc with my voice but writing, not so sure. Anyway....maybe I will start with a short story first. Who knows, I think about this sort of thing and then I never move the rear (in this case the brain) to get it going! Do you work Darla?

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    1. Thank you! That's a good suggestion. I didn't think to try it in italics, just playing with size and emboldening the words. As they say, fonts matter. I saw a great visual joke in which lines that read as loving in a cursive design were terrifying with a red splattered font. As for work, I'm fortunate to have been able to retire at age 43 and hope it can continue. ~fingers crossed~ It's so wonderful not to have job stress. And I'm free to write for hours at a time, often finding great productivity between 11am and 3pm.

      I'm the opposite when it comes to speaking. ~shakes head~ I'm more likely to stick my foot in my mouth.

      A short story is a good place to start, and remains my forte. Hope you're having a great day!

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  3. I definitely like the Font logo! Maybe (if I ever get time outside of my million other things) I'll play with a little and come up with my own twist on it. :)

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    1. Cool! I know you're busy, as well as talented. Thanks for the consideration.

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    1. Awww... Thanks! You're very kind. I hope the vet visit goes well today.

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  5. Very nice. I think my current favorite font is called Black Cherries. It's one you have to download. So many fonts to choose from.

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