Okay, so I've been full of myself this week. After the reveal of the cover, and after folks started getting their ARCs and whatnot, my head almost exploded. It didn't...thank goodness. And I can say I've landed safely. How did I manage that after my short departure? Well, my kids. They ground me. Well, actually they pulled me from way on high and smacked me with a reality check.
I needed it.
After I updated my Facebook banner, my twitter page, my author Facebook page, and my website...yes, with my cover, I showed my son the brilliance I created with my blog. Yes, it included my cover. And, like always, he cocked his brow at me and shook his head as if I were a four-year-old who made a mud-pie and was about to proudly eat it.
"Mom," he says in a very gentle voice. "I think you're overdoing it a little bit."
"Really?" says I, really wanting to push that save button on my blog.
"Yeah, you're kinda scaring me." The brow still raised. I could never raise my brow like that.
Anyway...needless to say, I floated back down and decided to leave my blog alone. I started it before publication and I want to keep it neutral, safe. Yes, you'll see my cover on the sidebar calling to unsuspecting patrons perusing my blog, and, yes, I will be writing posts on everything publishing/writing/anything else that comes to mind, but I will not use the cover as a background or as a banner on this blog.
I will, however, be changing the colors and whatnot because it does need a make-over.
What do you think? Is it best to separate you from your book, especially if your readers are grandfathered into your author life?