I sat behind my machine for a long time today try to think of a post to write that had something to do with the letter ‘H’. Now I am going to put it down to the long and heavy week I’ve had at work, because it just hit be like a slap to the face on a cold winter’s day.
The post was obvious, and actually fits perfectly with something else I was planning on doing today but never got around to.
I have recently been working with an amazing artist to produce some new, rebooted covers to my Highway to Hell series, and what better way to celebrate the letter of the day, than to provide a cover reveal for my novel Highway to Hell.
Highway to Hell was the first novel I wrote and published. It has had quite a hectic life, going from being self-published, on two separate occasions, to being with the publisher it is now. It has not always been a fun road, but it has been a very educational one.
Highway to Hell was, looking back on it, a rather personal novel. So much has changed since then. I have changed, a lot. I have grown, and would like to think, improved as a writer in that time. Looking back on Highway now, I see plenty of places where I wished I had pushed it more. I see areas where, if I were writing it today, things would be done differently.
It may sound strange, but I think Highway to Hell was not deserving of being my first novel. It deserved to be written at a time where I was competent enough to handle the scope of the story.
I am not saying it is a bad novel. On the contrary, I think it is awesome, but in my mind, I just see where it could have been done different.
I still have part three to write, and this is where I can really flex my wings and create something that caps the series off in style, and who knows, maybe one day I will bring out a revised edition of Highway to Hell.
Enough of my idle blather, let’s take a look at the new cover for my beloved Highway to Hell