A Boy Cut and Other Makeovers

Posted on March 21, 2014
Not me. Sorry.
I once got boy cut against everyone's suggestion. I mean no one thought I would look good in a boy cut. I had it for 2 years. Maybe twelve different buzzes. Even stopped going to an expensive salon and went to a barber. It was liberating. I loved it. Shower and go in, like, five minutes. Literally. A little gel and I'm out the door.

Was it my best look? Absolutely not. But I had to do it. I wanted to know what the rave was about! I needed to try while I was still young, before my career took hold and placed aesthetic restrictions on me, otherwise I was going to spend years wishing I had.

It wasn't that my peeps disliked short hair, they just like my long-hair look. "Injustice" was what one cousin called it. She's pretty dramatic, and loves that I didn't keep it short. She strokes my hair whenever she sees me, flattering me and creeping me out at the same time. Ahem...Love you CUZ!

What does this have to do with writing? Absolutely nothing. It's about MAKEOVERS!

I "made over" my first novel, changed the title and cover and gave it a fresh look and a revised blurb. The story is still the same sci-fi thriller from before, but at least the new cover gives you an idea of what it's about.

It was a huge step, a monumental one, and it's done. I removed the old title from everywhere - and I mean EVERYWHERE (except good reads) - and changed it to Distant Origins.


Sarah Winters is an orphan. Her origin has never interested her until she meets Darren McAvoy and can communicate with him telepathically. They are of a human-like alien species called the Dramani who possess advanced physical and mental abilities. Sarah's a late bloomer for her kind, but on her twenty-fifth birthday she finds out just how powerful Dramani women can be.

As she digs further into what it means to be Dramani, Sarah learns the women are being targeted for elimination. She joins a top-secret military mission to rescue the only other surviving woman in the heart of Death Valley and finds there is more to the disappearances than the military knows.

Only Sarah's powerful telekinetic ability can stop the destruction of her species. But, will it be enough to save herself?

Available at:  Amazon

So there you have it. One ginormous makeover done. What's the ripple effect with changing a title? Who knows. I had to do it. I had to change it because the previous title and cover was so so so not what I wanted it to be. If I didn't do it now, I would regret it later. I know that much.

And if you don't remember the previous cover and title, then GREAT! You never saw this post!

1 comment:

  1. I see what you did there- great tie in ;)

    My mom has had a "boy cut" for my entire life, and so has my mother in law. They look great with it, and they love it. Functional, fast, beautiful. What more could you want, really?

    Really exciting about getting into this book! It's a fabulous cover!