New beginnings are tough for our naturally change evasive human nature. We seek security and stability in a dynamic fast changing world where nothing stays the same - most definitely not people's lives. People live and die daily at such a rate that it's like natures way of changing socks. We're consistently thrust into circumstances that are beyond our control and we start seeking a deeper meaning, an understanding of why this is all happening. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to why. Not religion nor science can give you an answer that is provable.
One of the most fun and exciting stages in creating a novel is when you need to decide on the cover design. The reason I say that, it's because you're towards the end of your project and your baby is coming to life. That crazy idea you had in your head is now ready for the physical world. Something that people can see, relate to and thoroughly enjoy. I actually developed the cover before I had finished writing The Voss Coin. Once I was decided on the title, I set about creating the cover. It gave me a sense of realism and motivation to dedicate more time to writing and bring my novel into the world.
How many words should I write everyday when working on my novel? This is probably the first question that pops into every new writer's mind when they start working on their first novel. It just seems such a daunting task in the beginning, an insurmountable mountain. However, trust me when I tell you, the mountain gets smaller as you move along, the key is making progress everyday.