|Sophie and Dan!|
So (in addition to running around the house in excitement about seeing my own book for the first time) I of course had to consider - do the people on my own covers look like Dan, Sophie, Jake and Ella?
I know a lot of authors find celebrities for inspiration for their characters' appearance, and I've kind of done that - but then tend to instantly forget who I chose. In fact, I realised that as I write - and also as I read - I don't have a perfect photographic image of the hero and heroine in my head.
|Ella (and some cute |
guy who isn't Jake :) )
That sounds very airy-fairy, doesn't it!
So I was wondering, am I missing out? When you read (or write) do you see the characters in crystal clear technicolour? Or is it something else?
And then to add a bit contradiction to all of this, when I did see my covers, I knew that was Sophie and Dan in the gazebo, and that while that was Ella on the couch - that was not my Jake! (although he is very, very cute!). So maybe I do have more of a clue what's going in my subconscious than I thought... or quite possibly, not!