Hello everyone! I am deep in the middle of my first round of professional-get-my-book-ready-for-your-Kindle/Nook edits and it has been a scary, exciting, amazing learning experience. My editor, Ann, at Entangled Publishing is crazy talented and she delivered my book back to me and the number of red marks in track changes made it look like a murder scene. EEK!
After I got over the first panic, I read through her email and got down to the hard work – including one total chapter rewrite. Whew! I’ll turn in my completed edits later today. Yay!
But, in the midst of doing my edits and writing new words in the WIP, I am also trying to get a handle of the business/marketing side of the equation. As a debut author, I’ve been busy pulling together my website and incorporating myself for tax and liability reasons. I’ve also been thinking about my brand, so I re-read ‘We Are Not alone” and “The Tricked Out Toolbox” and made a list of things I need to do.
Then, I read a post at Romance University (I’m a faculty member there) by Allie Pleiter and she unveiled the most gorgeous logo which perfectly encompassed everything about her writing.
I had to have one. ( I refuse to discuss whether I needed it or not – I’m sure I could argue both sides.) I wanted a logo which, at a glance, was the epitome of my writing and my brand.
So, I asked for the name of the designer – Sara Roney – and I made the contact asking for the how this whole thing would work. It was incredibly easy. An email from me describing what I wanted and within 24 ours I had the first 8 iterations. I narrowed down my favorite (with the help of my Mermaids) and within three days I had a logo in several versions. And, it is gorgeous.
Check it out:
Sara was a dream to work with and I’m going to use her for my bookmark design later on in this process. A talented graphic designer and photographer, she offers many services, including website design.
You can find Sara at these locations on the web:
I’m heading back into the edit cave. See you o the other side!
18 thoughts on “Look Ma! I’ve got a logo!”
Yep, that’s a pretty and hot logo, Robin. Thank you for sharing where you’re at in this exciting stage and Sara’s information with us. She’s done outstanding work for you!
Thanks Carlene. Sara was an absolute dream!
Wow – that’s a lot of work! But totally worth it for your debut!!!! Love the logo and soooo excited for you!!! 😉
It was the easiest thing I’ve done so far. Sara did all the heavy lifting.
That is one amazing logo! So exciting!
Awesome! Looks great Robin!!!
That’s a gorgeous logo. Love the little heart. Congrats!
Oh. My. Goodness. That is a lot of work, but what a great logo and you are SO smart to be lining up your ducks like this. A great lesson for all of us when we get the chance to swim on those waters…
Your logo is beautiful, Robin! Happy editing!
When you look closely, you can see how creative Sara really is. I heart the flaming heart. 🙂
Excellent info here. Thanks for sharing your path/choices now that you’re amongst the published. Truly valuable (and I may borrow some of it, credited of course:), during the WRW workshop this weekend!).
LOVE the logo! Sara did a fab job. Sending lots of rewrite karma your way!
I agree – your new logo is GORGEOUS!
Looking good, Robin!
The logo is lovely – and you deserve it!
Robin – your brand is a beauty, all right. What a great jumping off point for your marketing efforts. Congratulations again on your book deal. I’m so excited for you!!!
I have to say that every time I see your logo I’m going to remember all the other comments in our in-boxes that day. LOL. Great logo! I flaming-heart love it!
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