GIMME ME A HEAD WITH HAIR by Maree Anderson (for Writers Gone Wild)
Gimme me a head with hair,
Long, beautiful hair,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen.
Give me down to there,
Shoulder-length or longer hair
Here baby, there mama,
Everywhere daddy daddy....
Oh, sorry. Just humming the lyrics to Hair.
I'll get to that in a little bit.
Hard at work with some quite challenging revisions at the moment -- happens when you've working with manuscript written a few years back for an entirely different market 0_o
Anyway, a welcome respite from revisions was getting the cover-proof for my December Red Sage release, From The Ashes. It's a futuristic and in my totally-biased-not-so-humble opinion the cover is going to be out-of-this-world *VBG* Will show you when it's finalized.
And on the subject of covers-- specifically, cover-models -- I spent three hours yesterday searching stock photo websites for a halfway decent shot of a hunky guy with long hair.
(Aha! I hear you saying. Hence the Hair lyrics. Gotcha.)
The color didn't really worry me, and it didn't have to be really long, either. I wanted shoulder-length, and preferrably not dead straight. I'd even settle for anything not brutally short, that looked healthy and nice and thick.
I found a couple shots featuring an ethnic guy with the most amazing bone structure and blue-black waist-length straight hair. And then there was a couple of shots of guy who had a 'fro and incredible eyes that just made me want to melt in my chair. Yum! But unfortunately, for this particular project I required a -- I hestitate to say -- run-of-the-mill European dude.
After searching through hundreds and hundreds of shots, my eyes were bleeding and I had only come up with a grand total of five. Two of them were the same guy. And two others would only work because the guy's hair was in dark shadow, so you couldn't actually determine the length of his hair.
I'd been told that finding photos of long-haired, good-looking guys is a hard ask. Riiight. How hard can it be?
Duh! Damn hard. Evidently, short is in.
So, Wild Readers, cover guys: short or long hair? What's your preference?
BTW, I'm on holiday next week, so apologies in advance if I have a brain fart and forget to do my regular Thursday slot. I wish I was organised enough to do an advance post but alas, time is not my friend at the moment. Argh!