Monday, August 8, 2016

And Done - Regrets and Responsibilities

Well, I finished my book last Wednesday night at 10:29 pm. It came in around 92,000 words. Funnily enough, a couple of weeks ago I was worried I couldn't even get to 60K.

I like it. I like the way it turned out. It made me cry. Twice. So that's always a good sign. It totally needs a couple of rounds of editing (five might do it). And then it's on to the next book. No rest for the wicked.

I did a mock-up cover because I can't generally finish a book until I have one. I  don't know why. It's like if I don't have one, I'll jinx myself. I know, it's weird.

It's a little plain, but I think it's Regency inspired. I might add some flourishes. I might change it entirely. I don't know. What do you think?

Here's the cover copy.

After nearly thirty-five years in the Army, Henry Wade, the Marquess of Dunbury, finally returns to London to officially claim his father’s title, hopefully to reunite with his long lost love, and to exact revenge on the man who ruined his life. Add six orphaned nieces into the mix, and suddenly, Henry’s life is upside down. Marrying them off seems like a fine plan, but finding suitable husbands for them is an impossible task.

They all wish to marry for love.

I'm going to take the rest of this week to get Monster ready for school, and then start work on the next book. Christmas is only four months away. 

REGRETS and RESPONSIBILITIES should be out in September sometime. 

Anne Gallagher (c) 2016


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Congrats Anne! Yeah

Bish Denham said...

So happy to see you're back in the saddle! I rather like the cover, it stands out from the others, which are much more feminine.

I wish I knew how to make a cover. I don't even know where to start!

Anne Gallagher said...

Mac -- Thanks, man.

Bish -- Yeah, because this is a new series, I wanted a different look. I like the plain, but I also like the flourishes too. This feels unprofessional, which my other covers were, but what do you want from me? Simple is the best I can do.

Simple covers aren't that hard. Just open Paint in Word and play with it. Or ask a 12 year old to help you. They know everything.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats on the finish and for having a plan.

Liza said...

Yay! I like this cover...but...I'd like to see something that suggests the six nieces too.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Congrats on finishing. One of these days I'll get to say that. I have a feeling it won't be this week, though. :P

Anne Gallagher said...

Susan -- Thanks. But we all know what happens to best laid plans.

Liza -- I had a cover, but because this book is all about Henry, he gets his own cover, and the 6 nieces get their own as well, and so does the governess. We'll see what else I can come up with.

Stacey -- Thanks. I'm in the editing phase now, but it's slow going. This is the worst part of it for me. Copy edit, line edit, grammar edit. UGH!