I have gone through many, many changes here in the search for my perfect identity. That is one thing that really struck me as funny in a way. I knew what I wanted when I first started writing. I figured I would write my books (harder than it sounds) and that be that. Then I realized that I had to do so much. For example I am the person who decides colors, looks,you name it and I am the one responsible which has been daunting.
That has left me thinking I liked this color but then no I liked that color or this graphic. It has been a roller coaster. I have been attempting to find the best blog layout for me and recently came across the Eleanor theme from 17th Avenue Designs. I knew right away that was the new theme that I wanted. I knew that I was keeping my bear in my logo and so the gray would be a color that would be staying. I like the pink in the theme but it was a touch too light for me. So I darkened it a bit, playing around with it until I found the perfect shade.
I fell into the old stereotype that since I write paranormal everything must be dark and a bit on the scary side. It wasn’t until I was researching about different themes that I realized that paranormal is what we make of it. Yes it is the unknown but just like my bear that I use in my logo, it should always be a representation of me. I am a bit on the softer side and so my branding can reflect that while still reflecting that I write paranormal. It was like having the shackles stripped away. I mean who says that paranormal can’t be just as pink as the deep red or any other color.
One thing has been certain though, it is a ton of work. Work that I honestly would have rather been reading or writing than doing. My amazing assistant did a lot of it but still that chic asked me a ton of questions and I might have threaten to slap her if she asked one more. Of course I was just kidding (not really) but in the end I have so thrilled with the way everything has turned out and now looks. I had been worried about changing things yet again but like my assistant told me. I have to happy with my brand or it will not work for me.
Rita really pushed me hard and in getting things taken care of I have actually managed to get a lot of work done as well. There are so many more blog posts this month than there have every been. Without her staying on my tail and pushing, reminding me to get things done I don’t think I would have as much accomplished as I do now. The next step is to finish up a couple of books I am in the middle of and them off to the editors so I can get them into your hands.
I am excited about the new look but not as excited as I am about all of the books that I am working on. Not to mention the ones that I have planned. This month I will be sharing more information with you all about The City Girl Ropes a Lawman. Just a little behind the scenes as well as how I came to be writing the story. Not to mention where it will be heading in the future.