This week has become even more exciting - not only do we have a new baby in the house, but my very own creative infant 'The Storyteller' has become just a little more real. The cover design has arrived and for once I'm very happy with the result. It's rather sombre; but then the story is serious and even tragic in places. What pleases me most is that the cover is elegant, in a lovely blue with a design taken from the embroidery on one of Katherine Mansfield's surviving garments. Penguin have also done a beautiful job with the interior of the book with small details from the embroidery decorating the pages.
Unfortunately the proof-reading came with the cover! Lots and lots of hours going through almost 500 pages of text line by line. There are no shortcuts. And it's frustrating when all you want to do is get on writing the next project.