THE BEST LAID PLANS
For the past few years, whenever I've been working at home and needed to get the kids out of my hair for a bit, my husband has told them, "Shhhh.... Mommy is busy saving daytime."
Obviously, Mommy has not done a very good job of it. (Though, in Mommy's defense, she's been up against some pretty strong forces doing their best to kill it.)
Which is why, just like Hollywood does with their most popular franchises every few years, I've decided to... re-imagine daytime - or, rather, serial storytelling - instead.
My plan involves many steps and experiments (and inevitable failures) prior to the release of the final product.
Step One is my first Enhanced E-Book, Skate Crime: Multimedia:
Step Two is the upcoming Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments. (Details, here.)
Step Three is the release of my 2000 romance novel from DELL, When a Man Loves a Woman, as an Enhanced E-book this July 2011. (Read an excerpt at my official site, http://www.AlinaAdams.com.)
When the book was originally released, this was the cover the publisher gave me:
It is not one of my favorites. (However, it is also not the worst one I ever got, if that tells you anything about my luck with covers - and does anyone else think the guy looks a little like Rick Hearst, of GL/GH/Y&R/B&B fame?)
This is the cover for the Enhanced re-release:
I like it a lot better. What do you guys think?