3 S.R. Johannes: Behind the Scene - cover shoot sneak peeks!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Behind the Scene - cover shoot sneak peeks!

In the Home Stretch

Okay so I am almost there - only 3 weeks until the launch! Can you believe it?

I got over the hump this weekend. My copy edits are done and my cover is done (yay!) Now, my hubby and I are just working on formatting which is a pain in the arse. Ugh! I'm moving through all the interviews as they are scheduled.  Reviews are starting to come in and they are very positive. I'm so thankful for all the support I'm getting.

Nerves are starting to build and doubts are starting to set in - especially when I'm tired. What if they don't like it? What if I'm not good enough? What if I fail? Will people get the book? Will people support me? Will my book stand out in the thousands of books out there?

I push those down and keep pushing forward but it's hard. Because when you are traditionally published - you have agents, and marketing teams, and editors that love your work. At the end of the day, right now, it's just me.

Now I need to start planning my online launch party - which will have tons of prizes, gifts, and surprises. I'm going to do a chat too. Maybe on my process, book and marketing. I'm scheduling a few different times so everyone can come and I'll let you know more then.

Tomorrow, I will publish the "OFFICIAL Untraceable Blog Tour" which kicks off next week! My tour guides rock!

Behind The Scenes Sneak Peeks

Big cover reveal on Friday! Yikes! I love it Vania did an awesome job and found the PERFECT model. She. Is. Grace.

Starting this afternoon, stay tuned to Novel Novice's blog and Vania's blog this week - they are doing a big expose, showing different cover shots for Untraceable with the REAL ONE popping up on Friday. You can also follow them on Twitter: Vania and Novel Novice.

I'm about to pee in my pants with excitement. I. Can't. Wait. for you all to see it. EEEEPS!

I'll be sharing a few EXCLUSIVE 'behind the scene' photos from the shoot all week long.....

This is exactly who Grace is to me.
Vania at work


Catherine Denton said...

How fun to see your character in real life! Looking forward to seeing the full cover reveal.
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DL Hammons said...

Yes...she is a perfect Grace! :)

Heidi Willis said...

What a stressful but exciting time! It sounds like you are making sure your enjoy it, as you should!!

Don't think about what people will think of the book. Most people will love it. Some people won't get it. That's just the way readership goes. And that's okay!! No book ever published has had the love of every reader.

But YOU will do just fine. All the work you've put into this book - the time and detail... it will all pay off.

Savor every minute of this journey!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, Shelli, I am DYING to see your cover!!! :-)

Magan said...

Jealous. Want to model for my cover? Ha.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I know your blog tour will be awesome. So excited to see the pro you are market for yourself. Also, I'm enjoying what I've read so far, so try not to worry so much.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love that you're going to have a cover shot especially for the book, instead of the usual stock photo.

Can't wait to see the cover.

Elle Strauss said...

Wow, a real cover model! And I agree she is Grace. Very exciting!!