This week I found myself in an odd position. It involved me and one of our new dogs that we are fostering for the Escondido Humane Society. A dog got out, and I had to find him. I eventually did, but the whole process of getting to that moment still causes me to reel.
When I saw my dog running down South Center City Parkway, I knew that I would have to run out into the street and hail down the cars to stop. I did all of this, surprisingly, but for the first time in my life I felt absolutely helpless. This was the aforementioned "odd position" I was referring to. I don't have kids yet, but that moment after you've lost them at Disneyland and you find them and they are safe and you are screaming and crying at the same time, I think I understand now...
That's what I had instead of coffee on Tuesday morning.
Slowly, but surely I've also been going back through my book to do the character dialogue revisions, per the advice I received from the advance copies I sent out. I know I mentioned it before previously, but I've been encountering interesting pieces of wisdom from my characters since I started. I would share with you a quote or two but the book is at home, and sadly I don't have access to it. Suffice to say, I'm coming to sections of dialogue that are oddly wistful. It's really fascinating when you are reading the advice from a sage in your story and suddenly realize that those words came from you.
Very soon I will have samples of the cover art for my book. My illustrator, Phil has completed 8 proposal sketches. One was selected and now we are moving to the initial design phase. I'm super excited to share it with you guys so keep your eyes peeled for that.
I don't usually say this but also, if you haven't seen it yet, check out the Bioshock: Infinite DLC! It's incredible!