Edits. I completed and uploaded the first edits to my book, The Magic Withheld, and I am waiting on the second round.
Formatting problems caused a mutual stumble between my fab editor Angela Kelly and me but we beat our respective programs into submission. In all ways, the communication was great, cordial, and immediate. Can’t ask for better than that.
Book trailers. My education in the making of book trailers grew exponentially since signing with Musa Publishing. I watched many YouTube versions of books and some movie trailers as well for a general cinematic concept that appealed to me. Sites that offer royalty free photos and music became daily haunts.
I went with Fotolia for most of my photos but there are many to choose from like Dreamstime and IStockphotos.
Researching and finding music was a pleasurable experience. These sites had great tunes:
But I went with Purple Planet. Love, love, LOVED their selections. I want to write another book just so I can go shopping at their site again.
I used Windows Live Movie Maker for the chrome and pizzazz. Fun doing that too.
After I made the initial trailer, I sent it to my CPs to tell me what worked and what didn’t. Boy Howdy, did they ever lay into me! Fantastic advice too.
When I get a release date for Magic, I’ll post my trailer for everyone to see.
Contest. It’s a query contest conducted by SC Write. This looks like a golden opportunity for me since my query thunked big time last year. I want to know, why, why, WHY!