Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sheila the zombie cheerleader vs. NaNoWriMo

My portfolio reviews went well on Sunday. Yay! I learned about some things I need to improve and found out some things that were working well too. It’s always interesting to hear different opinions, especially back to back. Sometimes one person will like something the next person won’t, and vice versa. It’s always telling when they agree.

I’m putting my portfolio up on my site soon (no really, this time I’m actually going to update my website). Here’s a sneak peak of 2 book covers I did:

Bee’s cover:

Sheila’s cover:

Sheila thinks that since she has a book cover now, she should be the NaNoWriMo novel, even though she’s younger than Bee, and even though she (apparently) lied to me on Halloween about how she became a zombie. She assures me that she has way more than 50,000 words to say, which I believe, because she never stops talking to me.

I would ignore her, except that I’m not that far into Path of Bees (because I was working on my portfolio last week) and because she said she would eat my brain if I didn’t. Maybe for another reason I can’t talk about yet, too.

What I didn’t tell Sheila is that I’m still going to work on Path of Bees (at the same time), just at a slower pace.

Hope you all have a creative and productive week!!


  1. Luv luv luv the book covers!

    I love how Sheila is always talking to you. I'm starting to think that she might be a little chatty and bossy. Good qualities in a girl! :0)

    Having fun NaNo'ing!

  2. Love the book covers!!! I don't know who I would be more afraid of...Ruby and her bees or Sheila and her zombies!! yikes! grin...

    I know Sheila has kept my butt in chair...everytime I think about getting up, she's there staring at me...grin...

    Good luck with NaNo!

  3. Oh, I really like these book covers! Sheila looks positively wicked (love the eyebrows!) and I love the mystery (as well as the bees) surrounding Ruby. The colors in both are great, too.
    Glad to hear you got some good feedback from your portfolio reviews.

  4. At the risk of invoking the wrath of Bees, you always sound a lot more excited about Sheila when you talk about her...

  5. Thanks Christy! Sheila is VERY chatty and bossy, but she helps me to get things done.

    Thanks Brenda! Happy to hear that Sheila is still helping you get your work done. Ruby can send her bees to help you too if you want ;)

    Thanks Adrienne! I love the idea that Sheila looks wicked, whether she actually is, or not.

    Jacqui, you're right. It's just so much more fun to talk about Sheila and her zombie world. I'm excited about Bee too, it's just different. I don't know if that makes sense. Maybe it's just that Sheila brings out the kid in me. :)

  6. Go Sheila! Kick some zombie booty!

    Uh... I'm not sure if I was trying to inspire Sheila or you. Probably both. ;)

  7. Thanks Rena!

    Thanks for the cheer Carrie! Sheila and I both liked it.