Ok, so the cover was bothering me. It was VERY Twilight. If you like Twilight, more power to you, but my book is nothing like Twilight, so to have that connection made would be a mistake. So, I did a little work and came up with this.
I really think this conveys Fantasy more than the last one, but still feels very pigeon holed to me. I'd really love to be able to shoot a cover...and have control of every aspect right from the start. NaNoWriMo's twitter account challenged everyone to make a post-it note sketch of our covers. I came up with this.
Warning: I'm a writer, not an artist. We can't all be Christopher Paolini and do both. :)
Anyway...It's not like the cover matters, because I'm not finished with the second draft yet. Covers can come later. First things first, editing.
So once again, I find myself a NaNo rebel but I'm finding my form of rebellion is common AND people have figured out a formula for it. Since the goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50K words, it can be hard for people editing to win since...ideally...you've got most of your words written. The formula that has been suggested for editors counts 1 hour of editing as 1k words...then adding the number of new words you've added (not subtracting any words you cut) and that is your daily total.
This means, if I can edit two hours a day, I can achieve my word goal this year.
Well, that is all for now.
Oh, one more thing. I messaged Taryn to seen when she'll have an opening for editing. I'm hoping to be able to get this second draft to her ASAP.