I don't think anyone has been chomping at the bit for my next blog post, and I can almost guarantee no one has lost sleep over not reading my weekly ramblings. Yet, I still feel the need to apologize. I've been busy with a number of things--getting SPARK ready to go out on submission, working on my WIP, and oh yeah . . . real life (this part is only going to get worse--soccer season starts up in a couple of weeks! Blech!).
I know writing a weekly post doesn't take much time, but when you have no clue what to write, it can suck up quite a bit of that precious commodity--I can't even tell you how often I've sit and stared at a blank "new post" box here on blogger, or how many times I've written something and then changed my mind and deleted it.
However, just because I haven't posted anything in a month (gulp!), doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about my blog. I'd like to change things up around here. And I'm NOT referring to the layout (holy potatoes, that was a nightmare). I'm trying to come up with some kind of themed, weekly schedule to keep me on task. I'll post more about this at a later time, but for now, I'd like to share with you one of the things I have been working on: a book trailer for SPARK.
I created it with the help of Microsoft Movie Maker, which was so simple to use. The hardest part for me was finding the right photos (we're talking hours and hours of searching through thousands of photos), but in the end I think it was worth it. For an amateur, I don't think it's half bad ;o) So, without further adieu, I give you the trailer for my novel, SPARK.
I love the book trailer, really atmospheric. I'm always tempted to do a book trailer but I'm not sure I've the technical skills to do it. This may inspire me though.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Christine! I'm convinced that if I can do it, anyone can--I have zero, zilch technical skills ;o) You should give it a try!Delete
Love it! Simply love it! :-)ReplyDelete
So cool! Awesome job, babe!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, friend :o)Delete
That trailer was fantastic! I, for one, was missing your posts :)ReplyDelete
Aww, thanks--I wasn't sure if anyone even noticed I was "off the grid" Heh ;-)Delete
Oh my God, I love the text...especially the last line "all it takes is a spark to ignite a fire." Was that in your query? It's so good!! I'm sure it was a pain to search for all the photos, but making a boot trailer looks really fun. I want to make one too! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Mer :o) No, I didn't use that line in my query; I just came up with it while making the trailer ;) You should make one! Like I said, searching for the photos was the most time consuming part, but putting it all together with Microsoft Movie Maker was really pretty simple!Delete
Still smiling over your trailer. You did such a great job and captured the essence of your amazing book...well, amazingly. You are a super ★!ReplyDelete
Thank YOU (and Anita) for inspiring me!! BTW, how did you do the star?!?! So cool!Delete
I was missing your posts too! I understand being busy. I love the book trailer, very cool! I almost forgot that I read your book and the trailer really does fit with it. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Krista! It's nice to know I was missed :o)Delete
You are a supah stah goat! Just like Bethany said! And I'd like to know how she made that little star myself. Rookie has some magic #goatdust and she's holding out!ReplyDelete
Thanks, #goatqueen! :o)Delete
Haha! I know, Rookie is like the kid at school with the cool pencils! #jealous!
Clever approach to promoting your writing!ReplyDelete
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