I’ve never been a big believer in novel aesthetics. When I write, the pictures in my head are so clear, I thought I’d never be able to find something similar already out in the world.
Until I tried one.
For the Twitter #AMMParty, we’ve been experimenting with novel aesthetics as a way to showcase the look, tone, and feel for our manuscripts. It helps others get a feel for your novel without even having to say a word. So, purely to impress my mentor and help out future mentees, I sat down and tried to make one for THE FORGOTTEN ONES, the MG Fantasy I’m currently querying.
I. Loved. It.
Take a look!
This little project actually made me fall in love with my MSS all over again, so much more so that I spent the morning doing a bit of editing on the first few chapters. You know, rejection and waiting can really start to make you doubt your manuscript. If you’re falling into that hole, I highly suggest trying out a novel aesthetic project. You might just find a renewed sense of passion that will give you the energy you need to persevere.