I've spent the past few days focusing on how I want "Voicemails from My Sister" to look. Not just the cover art, but font style and chapter headings as well. It didn't occur to me to do this with "Down the Rabbit Hole." Not until I saw the first edition in print did I realize the font was way too small, and only recently did I realize that I didn't style the chapter headings at all.
With this realization it dawned on me that I never really paid much attention to how I look until recently either. As an actress I should've been aware of this fact long ago, but alas - we learn when we learn, I guess. Don't get me wrong - I had normal vanity. But I never dissected how I presented myself in terms of what my outward appearance said to the world.
As with most things I think this goes back to early childhood. I was taught not to dwell on stupid things like looks - it's what's inside that counts. Not a bad lesson, but in some instances outward appearance does matter.
So, I am working on making my second book look the way it feels. Right down to the font.
I hope you enjoy it :)