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As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been a visual person. I’ve learn and absorb greatly with images. Visuals helped me through high school and cosmetology. I learned along the way many people are the same.
So when my editor suggested that I would benefit in having a book trailer for Forgetting Jane, I thought it was a fabulous idea, but didn’t have a clue where to begin.
I watched many trailers on youtube, talked to many author friends–I even went on line to see how much it would cost me to have it made by someone else…Can I say HOLY COW!
As a debut author, my budget minded brain eked out in pain when I saw the cost. Therefore, I decided to tackle the trailer myself. I have a Mac, which included IMovie, and using that application was a breeze.
Within reach of my fingertips, I had all the tools I needed. So without hesitation, I dug deep into the right side of my brain and slammed it overdrive. I began piecing together images I’ve collected from various sites my fellow authors had suggested-some were free and some were paid for.
Once I got my picture collage together, I then broke them down to where they would best describe my novel. I have to say, as a novice, I did pretty damn good.
By the end of it, I got quite acquainted with my computer and learned a great deal more than just putting together pictures.
Don’t be afraid to make a trailer. Yes, it’s time consuming but in the end, it’s worth it and your budget brain won’t cry out in pain.
So without further ado…Let the trailer speak for itself.
Yes, It has been a while since I blogged. Busy writing, kids, running around doing all the mom things. And… I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the beginning of the year. Excuses? Maybe, but they are good ones.
Through it all, I’m still writing and editing. I am currently finishing up my last round of editing for Jane and writing my next book(temporarily called Mirror Image). I also have drafted an outline for a detective series I’m really digging. Also I have been workshopping–bettering my craft.
Crazy busy year so far. And by the way, I am free and clear of cancer. And in the processes, I received a new set of breasts and a new respect for life and family–who have been by my side the entire time.
So I’ll pop in every so often and post my thoughts and news.
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