As I do, from time to time, when the frustrations of writing get the better of me and I can no longer put finger to keyboard than I could successfully plumb a toilet, when that dear old friend of mine, Writers’ Block, comes a-knocking at my door and will not leave, I turn my attentions to drafting a mock book cover. I do this in the hopes that visualising my scenes, my characters, my settings, might just spark in me some mild gleam of a twist that could push that writers’ block from my head and get me writing again.
And it did. Since creating this cover this morning, I have written another 2,500 words. Not a massive amount by any stretch of the imagination, but at least it helped. I’m back on the bandwagon, as it were.
This mocked-up cover, for Ailigh, took me all of 10 minutes to create. It may or (most likely) may not end up being the final cover – it’s far too early to say – but I liked it enough to want to share it with you.
I superimposed a photo I took of the real Grianán of Aileach over a shirtless model who, I hope, has ended up looking more like a Celtic warrior (built of stone, maybe?) than he does an underwear model.
What do you think?