September 17th, 2007

negotiator

negotiator stuff!

I got an envelope in the mail today with HEART OF STONE and HOUSE OF CARDS cover flats, and wow do the covers look gorgeous next to one another. They've cut some of the text from the back of HoS to make room for a small version of the HoC cover, beside which is a blurb saying the next two books are out in 2008. To my pleasure, the font they've used in the blurb emphasizes the fact that all the titles are 5 2 5 in word length, so it's visually very balanced, just exactly as I envisioned it. I'm extremely, extremely pleased by that. They've also enriched the stained glass colors behind the title bars on the front covers and the effect is *beautiful*.

Then Matrice sent me the Collapse )

which made me *very* happy.

The only thing I have *not* gotten, sadly, is a box of books in the mail. I was really hoping they'd show up today. Oh well. :)

I actually got some work done over the weekend, and Kevin and genitiggie were very kind about letting me. (So was Ted, who brought them out to a museum while I worked. I have good friends and family.) I'm about 2/3rds of the way through the HOUSE OF CARDS copy edits, and to my surprise, I'm actually really enjoying reading the book! I had so little sense of it after doing massive rewrites that it's wonderful to come back to it and actually like it. Yay! :)

In a bit here I'll post about the weekend. :) It was a nice visit all around. :)