I’m making progress again on Chameleon in a Mirror, my Aphra Behn time travel, but not as much as I would like. Since I last posted, I’ve gotten over 2200 words written and am now working on a couple of completely new scenes that I realized I needed. Recently, however, I’ve also been spending a lot of my “writing time” attending to various non-creative aspects of my writing life: jotting down notes for a guest lecture I’ll be giving at the University of Stuttgart later this month; checking the edits I got back from my editor for Shadow of Stone; and consulting with the cover artist.
Those are of course good things, but they nonetheless eat up time that I could have been using for actual writing. But if I want to get Shadow of Stone published by the end of the month, the edits and the cover art will have to go the top of the priority list for the time being.
Concerning the cover art, I would love more opinions. Here are some of the covers Derek Murphy has come up with that friends have persuaded me should be in the final running. (As you can see, for one cover there are already two versions):
What do you all think? Any feedback is greatly appreciated!