As many of you already know, Rose Cooper and I go waaay back. Like a WHOLE ENTIRE year! We met through the group blog, From The Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors, and the rest is pretty much history!
So when I was approached by Rose and Random House to participate in her blog tour I was kinda like "Ah, shucks!" Then, "Heck yah!" Followed by "Sa-Weet!" Because I <3 Rose and hosting for her blog tour makes me all kinds of happy! :)
And not only do we get a super fab interview with Rose, but I'm super excited to reveal some never before seen book covers!
Okay - on with the show!
Me: How much influence did you have with designing the cover? Rose: some
Me: Can you elaborate? Rose: I drew Sofia’s head.
Me: She has a really big head. Rose: (shrugs).
Me: How many times did the cover change? Rose: Once. Me: Prove it.
Rose: I drew the toilet paper too. Me: Yes, you have some mad skills. Rose: The maddest.
At least that's what my Dove candy wrapper told me a few weeks back.
And I've thought long and hard about that lately.
Because I keep saying:
I'll be happy when....
I get an agent I sell my book(s) People are reading my book(s) I have a successful writing career I sell my house I move My daughter gets help in school I have more money I lose weight Hubby is finally finished with his PhD Spring finally blooms It's summer vacation The sun shines It's the weekend so I can relax The kids are back in school so I can write again I finish these stupid Easter dresses I finish some projects lying around The laundry is done The house is cleaned
BUT.... You know what? None of those things are going to make me happy. Because THINGS cannot make us happy. Living a good life, surrounded by friends, family and loved ones are what make us happy - should we chose to find joy in it.
So...I'm going to be happy even if:
I don't get an agent I find my own way to publish my book(s) I have to work hard for…