Looks like I won’t have any input on the cover this time. It will be done by the same artist who has done the first two books. In Phil’s words, the cover is “very creepy, and very cool.” I can’t wait to see it!
As far as my continued relationship with WotC, Phil told me that he is sitting down with some of the other editors and going over their work-for-hire guidelines for 2005. Once that has been hammered out, all the authors who are in the FR pool will be advised. At least I got a copy of the 2005 FR Style Guide in the mail the other day. That’s a good sign, right?