Okay, I have the most awesome friends ever. Seriously awesome. The amazing Jenni James has graced me with the honor of her wonderful talents by agreeing to draw my fairies for me. This is the rough draft of my spoiled princess, Sadie. Isn't she beautiful? I love her. I have never seen one of my characters brought to life. They've only ever existed in my head. So when Jenni roughly sketched a fairy for me while I was in England, my heart was racing. And then today she emailed me this and now I'm dying. How are all you people so talented? (Yes, I'm narrowing my eyes at you, Nat) I want to be able to draw, but I don't want to have to practice. Is that possible? No? Okay, I'll just have Jenni keep drawing for me then. It's easier that way. I'm much to lazy to learn myself. And I wouldn't be able to "whip up something in ten minutes" that was this good. Ever. Never ever. So thanks, Jenni, you're the best.
"Fated" blurb: When Sadie’s fate is sealed by a Teller’s prediction of her future mate, she knows her life is over. Brendan is the last person on earth she could ever love. She is not going down without a fight. Convinced that the Teller is lying to keep his position as counselor to the King, Sadie sets out to find a way to expose him so she can pursue her true destiny--Jase.
That's beautiful. It's so delicate and fairy-like. Very cool, Jenni!ReplyDelete
Yes, I am definitely with you on wishing I knew how to draw. Very nice. It sounds like a great story, too, and with ultra good timing since the fairy market is so hot. I tried to write fairies, but all my characters refused to wear wings.ReplyDelete
In your blurb, I found the last sentence awkward. Below is my suggestion in italics.
Sadie sets out to find a way to expose him so she can be with the man of her dreams.
Candi, I know, it's awesome, right?ReplyDelete
Jessie, I know, fairies are hot right now. It's funny, I didn't even know they were until after my first book was finished.
Marty, thanks. (well, I guess I can't take credit for the pic. LOL) And thanks for the suggestion. I think I'll change it.
Kasie, Great blurb! And, Jenni - amazing drawing talent - what a gorgeous fairy! Timing is everything. If Fairies are hot, then you've got the goods, baby!ReplyDelete
Eeeh! I'm so excited! I can't wait to show her to you for real! LOL! And thanks so much for letting me use my creative side! I'm sooo excited to do these, you have no idea! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Fairies! JenniReplyDelete
Beautiful drawing, Jenni. Love your spunky Sadie, Kasie.ReplyDelete
Looks like fun! Is this your current WIP? How's my girl Elodie?ReplyDelete
Picture's touched with pixie dust! My twin sister can draw like a pro, and me? Well, you've seen Ledbetter Lunacy. LOLReplyDelete
Ooh awesome picture! I love it. I too wish I had any talent in that area. Not so much lol. Beautiful Sadie, Jenni! :)ReplyDelete
Debra, I know, that's why I have to hurry and write. :)ReplyDelete
Jenni, seriously, I had no idea you loved fairies so much until I saw all your adorable fairy figurines in your house. It's awesome, I'm telling you dream BFFs. Really, it was meant to be. :)
Linda, thanks. And hello? How come I had no idea you drew too. Seriously, like I said, surrounded by talented people.
Natalie, sigh, she's good. I'm just editing. You know how it goes. My mind always teases me with new ideas while I'm trying to edit. Bad. Bad.ReplyDelete
Angie, LOL yes, I have seen it. Me and you share the same amount of drawing talent.
Jenn, I guess we can't have everything, right? I mean some people seem to have everything, but not me. I'm not pointing fingers or naming names, but some people are major talent hogs and need to share. LOL
How very beautiful! Your blurb sounds fantastic. I hope we get a snippet sometime!ReplyDelete
Kasie, I Just a quick note to say I like your new revised blurb a lot. It is better than the old one and much better than my suggestion.ReplyDelete
Michelle, thanks. Scroll down a little to my "100th post" and you can read the first little snippet of "Fated".ReplyDelete
Marty, I actually really liked your suggestion, I just didn't want to use the word "man" because, well, because they're fairies. LOL But then you got me thinking, 'you know, he's right, the last sentence is awkward.' :) So, thanks.
So Jenni is talented that way too!! UGH! Not fair:)) Great drawing!!ReplyDelete
Cute fairy. My daughter is a drawer. It does take so much practice. I used to try, but I like drawing with words better.ReplyDelete
She's so pretty!!!ReplyDelete
And wait - what? You went to England? Man! I've been more out of it and sick than I thought! 0_0 Your adventures put mine to shame...