I started a paranormal mystery last night and sure enough, it had a black cat in it. And this one talked, too. Again.
Other than the cover art for Ugly and the Beast, it's not that hard to change the cat from black to some other color. At this point, any other color would do.
I need to contact my ultra-busy cover artist and see if she can squeeze a quick change in. If swapping out the black cat for another cat is too much work or requires extra payment, I may just nix the cat from the cover altogether. She didn't charge me when I had her pull Mary off the cover of In Deep Wish, so there's hope.
It's just as well I'm finding this stuff now. Once the book goes live and people start reading it, it's a bitch to change anything in it.
If she can't do it, Kazimir (formerly Oliver) will remain black. No help for that. Can't have a black cat on the cover and not have the damn cat be black.
I keep having to change things in these books because I keep finding similarities to other books. Which reminds me, Pinky isn't Pinky anymore. He's still a pink hellbeast, but the name has changed to something more interesting because someone else had a hellhound named Blue. Too same-same. I like the new name better. It has a story behind it - relating back to a manager I had once upon a time who wore the most garish pink nail polish, and her use of nicknames for everyone. But I'm not talking about the new name here because it seems like every time I let a piece of info out, I have to change it and it's very confusing.
I rewrote the end of Ugly and the Beast, too. Which I think I like better. I kept the old ending, just in case.
Anyway, I'm making headway. I've re-read and edited the 9300 words I have for Cinder Ugly and will be adding new words to it starting today. Not sure where I'm going but the fingers will do the walking and we'll see what happens. Weeeeee.
And that's what's going on in my world.
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