May 12, 2020

A Final Draft For This Is Prison

From The Novelist Portent by Johnny E. Mahaffey (author's profile)



As a writer, it's hard to let go of a project. My book is finalized, with copies off to the editor, and now I've created a preliminary cover design. It's time to let the project go, or I will be tempted to keep adding to it. This collection contains works from as far back as 2007? Some previously published works, with lots of new stuff as recent as last month.

This design is from a doodle I did several years ago in homage to Kurt Vonnegut. I always lived how most of his books shared a common design with his trademark V, and not much else, just what was needed.

I need to complete some of my other projects, and put this one behind me. Although, it will always be a part of who I am.


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tenzintenzin Posted 1 year, 6 months ago. ✓ Mailed 1 year, 6 months ago   Favorite
Hello Mr Mahaffey.
I think the cover works effectively. You get the feeling of the jail bars and the implied oppression. Orange, white and black are great colours to use, obviously because of the public’s awareness of them being representative of clothing worn by inmates,
All around nice one, make sure it’s available on kindle and other digital devices as people tend to revert to these methods when choosing what to read. The kindle version normally does an early release of something prior to the hard back paper back versions. If I’m anything to go by, I usually buy the kindle version then get the hard copy.
Looking forward to reading it, All the best for your next work.

Eva R. Swanson Posted 1 year, 6 months ago. ✓ Mailed 1 year, 6 months ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post.

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