First Impressions

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. But they also say you shouldn’t stand in the middle of a field with a lightning rod wearing metal soled shoes during a thunderstorm, so what do they know? The truth is I’ve picked up many a book based on cover art and title alone, and while I don’t always pick a winner, there is obviously something to be said for the power of first impressions. If we’re honest with ourselves book covers often color our judgement about a work before we’ve even touched it let alone cracked open the pages.

With that thought in mind, I’ve produced a cover for my currently in-progress NaNoWriMo novel, The Dark Mile. If I didn’t know how awesome this story was going to be already, I would be itching to get my hands on it once I saw this:

Just looking at it makes me want to go and write some more of this story right now. I think I will.


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