I have good news for all three of my readers:
The Harbinger is one step closer to publication. The cover art is completed! Neat, huh? And in case you haven't taken a closer look, yes, it is a hand-drawn piece I'm sportin' there.
The artist's name is Alysia and her sample gallery of works can be found at www.artbyalysia.com. She is simply awesome. Should you need any work of your own, I would highly recommend it. The process was easier and the output was of a higher caliber than I had initially expected when I began my search.
So what does this mean to you, the reader? Not much other than to try to build your anticipation. The book isn't quite ready for its on-stage debut, but it damn sure better be ready by the close of 2013.
Just as the cover for T7H spurred my writing desire and willingness to finalize the book, so too has this event made The Harbinger a bit more real. There's a point where you spend so much time, so much energy, so much alcohol trying to make progress and when the result of that effort does not result in a finished project, it can be disheartening.
"When will it be over? What am I supposed to do now? Is it even going to be worth it?" The doubts and the procrastination set in and life has a way of taking over. When will it be over? When you finish writing it. What am I supposed to do now? Just keep going because nobody is going to tell you what to do next. Is it even going to be worth it? You're the only one who can control that, so shut up and do it.
So let's turn up the music, grab ourselves a drink and sit down and knock this thing out, yes? Yes.