Yes, we’re all told not to judge a book by its cover, but so many people buy a book by its cover art.
Well it’s official, I’ve finished the first draft of Tin-Can Canucks–I have the writing done. It’s time for a nice relaxing bottle of scotch and several days away from the laptop (if possible).
In this day and age, when purchasing something physically at a shop we have those items’ bar codes scanned by the check-out (self-serve or otherwise). This is done to ensure both accuracy in pricing and to assist in inventory control. With books this bar code is based on a special number known as the ISBN.
While working away on the writing over the Easter break, my daughter was asking about the process I go through in writing a history of one of the destroyers in the book–I think she was surprised at how slow a process it can be at times.
I’m lucky to have had an artist in the family who could paint the cover for Tin-Can Canucks, but as much as I have tried to limit my need for rights-managed images there were two images I knew I wanted to bookend the manuscript.