Lisseth, the amazing blogger behind Read-A-Holicz, had made posts about her designs before, but honestly they weren't for me. I've always wanted a clip-art cartoon-like girl holding a book and an apple, and that just didn't seem possible. Until I saw one of her new designs for her own blog, and saw one of those girls. I immediately e-mailed her about a header, and after me being an OCD control freak and her week-long vacation in Peru, we finally got it all to perfection. I feel like, even though the header is right up there, that I need to show you again:
designs page, and shoot her an e-mail. I'm not sure when (or if) she'll start charging, but just look at the magic she worked on my blog! Take a chance on this awesome girl! Thank you so much Lisseth!!!!!! :)
Okay, and now for some updates:
For those of you waiting on anything Angelfire-read-along-related, please be patient. I'm in college, and any free time I have is spent reading, hanging out with friends and blogging. I've already picked the winners for the Shadows in the Silence copies, and I still need to pick the gran-prize winners and the swag winners, but don't worry, I'll get on it when I get the chance.
To give you an update on my writing, I've decided to completely rework my book. It's no longer a YA paranormal romance set in modern times. It's actually a YA fantasy (still with romance of course) set in a completely different world. I'm using way more mythology and other languages, but I'm already seeing that this will be better than my original. I always felt like I was constraining myself in the modern earthly era, which was why I was originally going to take them to Iceland in the second book, where I could make it more magical. But after watching the Hobbit, I realized it would be so much better if I stuck to the basics of the story, but then just made up everything about the world. I mean, I didn't make it up exactly. Pretty much all of it is from mythology or word-meanings, but I knew I needed something fresh. Which means I actually had to outline (ugh) so that I could remember all the names and places and races of people. But it was worth it. I think it's going to be awesome guys!
What do you think of the new design? Let me know in the comments!