Derek is trying out some new pens. He says this may be the cover or part of the cover for our new book. I joke with him that every new artwork he does will “be the cover for the new book.” It happens every time. He will end up giving me between 10-20 artworks one at a time that “will be the next cover.” I just humor him and say “ok”, knowing that within that day or the next there will be a new cover. He only does this when I am working on the book at least and not when I have already worked on a cover and then changes his mind. We never really know what our covers will look like until we sit down together with our ideas. We then start with an image and start playing around with it. If it doesn’t work out we twist it and turn it and if we have to trash it, but with every attempt the artwork for the cover seems to find us and not the other way around. I would have to say the next book is about 45% done. Happy Reading.