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Dreaming Big about My Book


Last week’s prompt (yes, I’m a little late) from my Online Writing Community via Andilit, was to imagine and write about what our books will look like: the cover colors, the size, weight, font, etc, and also what the movie version would be like. Following the lead of Coffeesnob, I decided to post my answer here. It couldn’t hurt, and it could activate the law of attraction to bring publication closer. I’ve known that to work! You can find a very short version of the story on my “About Me” page.

The working title is Perfect Timing, Lessons in Love, Faith, and Perseverance.

But I’ve also thought of simply: Love Faith and Perseverance.

An earlier title idea was : God Has A Plan.

Your feedback is welcome on these titles!

For the book cover, I have two options in mind. The first uses a painting I’m working on:

book cover

Unfinished Trees, by JoAnne Silvia

(I still need to put some leaves on the trees.)

The other cover option is a 1972 photo of David and me:

1972 b&w kiss

I imagine the book as paperback of average size and weight, and E books of course.

For the movie version, I have always imagined Julianne Moore playing me. Maybe not the teenaged version of me, though it’s possible she could pull it off.

But there’s also Laura Prepon, who played Donna, from That 70’s Show. Donna always reminded me of the 70’s me.

Andi asked if we’d like to play a cameo role in our movie. I could play my mother, but that would be weird. As far as who would play my high school sweetheart, all the male actors I know about are old, so that will take some research to find a tall, sometimes brooding, but nice, young man who likes motorcycles.

And the best part about making my memoir into a movie, will be all that music from the 1970’s ! Like Carole King’s “I Feel the Earth Move,” and “So Far Away.” And the Beatles “The Long and Winding Road.”

The best way for the movie to end is with photos of our real wedding and this song by America:

I’m still editing the manuscript of 70,000 words and exploring publishing options like agents, small publishers and self publishing, but it’s fun to dream. Dreaming plus work brings the dream into reality.

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

18 thoughts on “Dreaming Big about My Book

  1. You have the vision…and it WILL come to fruition!! I love the working title…and of course I would always prefer your own artwork to adorn the cover 🙂 Keep working toward your goal and you will achieve it!! Much love ♡

  2. Hi JoAnne…The above post is a solid plan…Thanks for sharing!

  3. I enjoyed reading this and being reminded how much fun it is to dream, and that many of the goals in life that I have accomplished started off feeling like dreams. I like your working title, for fun though how about I throw out a slight alteration (well actually it’s a hybrid of your two ideas): Perfect Timing: Love, Faith, and Perseverance. I feel like I’ve heard “lessons in” a bit too much and I like the succinctness of Perfect Timing and what the perfect timing is of. I also agree if you can adorn your cover with your own artwork then that makes it all the more spectacular. I love the photo from 1972 of you and David, it looks like a love story to me. How about that as your back cover. My two Canadian cents worth. Go for it! Peace, Harlon

  4. I love the painting! I also like the picture of the two of you, though. I am terrible at picking out book covers – I just like everything.

    • Thank you for saying so. I really do appreciate you giving me the idea to post my response to Andi’s prompt on my blog. Getting more positive energy!

  5. I like your current working title the best, although I’m assuming it will be Perfect Timing followed by a colon rather than a comma. I also love the idea of the tree painting for the cover. I think that will be really unique and striking!

    I am not any good at commenting about movies, but I give a hearty endorsement to Carole King songs.

    It’s so exciting to read of your dreams for your book! Good luck with the editing and next steps!

  6. Thank you, Joanne! I really appreciate the feedback. My best friend and I used to listen to Carole King all the time in high school. I still remember most of the lyrics from the Tapestry album.

  7. Anything is possible! Hugs

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