This week, Matilda and I did ‘Book Week’ inspired art. I was going to do a new cover for a favourite book, but I found that idea too limiting as I have very strict ideas on what characters should look like and I didn’t feel like I could improve on the original cover art. Then I got a delicious idea: I could design the cover for my book!
You see, one of WriterMummy’s Art in August posts was for cover art for her fourth novel. I felt rather envious. But then, I figured, rather than doing all the hard work of actually writing a novel (or, you know, four), I could skip to the fun part of choosing a cover design. Hurrah for instant gratification!
Of course, if I were to write a novel, I probably wouldn’t call it that. But I’d put so much work into imagining I’d written a whole novel, I was too exhausted to think up a title as well. It’s a little like the way whenever anybody whistles or hums in a TV show (well, a 1980s kids’ show, anyway), they hum the show’s theme. That’s what this is. Inspector Gadget whistling Theme to Inspector Gadget.
It makes me smile every time I look at it. I don’t even need to write a novel anymore!