"The notion that such persons are gay of heart and carefree is curiously untrue. They lead, as a matter of fact, an existence of jumpiness and apprehension. They sit on the edge of the chair of Literature. In the house of Life they have the feeling that they have never taken off their overcoats."
- James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times

Monday, May 11, 2009

Please enjoy the music while I put you on hold

Blogging every day has been an interesting experience, even if it's only been eleven days. Remember when I was trying to finish that press kit? Well, it still isn't complete, but I've decided that time is of the essence and I have to push through at least a rough draft.

In the meantime, I have a spare bedroom in need of a bulldozer, laundry to complete, dishes to wash, a backyard to clean up, and groceries to purchase. It's beyond difficult to concentrate on writing when these things taunt me every time I look up from the computer screen. How do you get it all done?

While I'm up to my neck in random words and phrases, trying not to write a press release that sounds like Honest Dan's Used Cars ("FREEZER BURN! FREEZER BURN! BUY IT NOW! YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!"), here's a couple of slideshows and a video to promote my book, hopefully in a less vulgar way.

It's the story, of a lovely hand, who was wearing a very lovely ring.






Peri in Placentia.




Gayle's take on writing characters:




See you tomorrow!

8 comments:

AlanChinWriter said...

I think those are great ways to promote a book, because most people seem to be visually oriented. I've only seen one that made me want to buy the book, and it was very slick. I think it because I'm much more into words that pictures.

alan chin
writer, Island Song
http:alanchinwriter.blogspot.com

Karen Brees said...

Promotion is something very different from writing. I loved your blog title. It struck quite a chord (nerve?) How can they presume to know the music that will relax me as opposed to making me want to pummel them into unconsciousness?

I may be out of cellphone range for the next 12 days. I will answer posts as I am able.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Wow! I didn't see that coming on the video. Very clever...I love it!
Elizabeth
http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/

K. A. Laity said...

Book trailers are big -- everyone seems to be doing one. I have to get with it on that front. The more inventive ways you can find to intrigue people, the better.

Karen Walker said...

I do think the more creative we authors can be to promote our books, the better off we'll be. Truly, I don't know how to get everything done - I guess I'm lucky being in a sling right now - I can't really do anything. My poor hubby is working full time, shopping, cleaning up. Hmmm, not bad, come to think of it! (only kidding). Good luck, Gayle.

Karen
http://www.karenfollowingthewhispers.blogspot.com

Enid Wilson said...

Wow, Gayle you are very talented! How much time did you spend on making the video? Is there software that can help me learn how to do it?

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Marvin D. Wilson said...

Nice trailors - and a well put together post!

Gayle Carline said...

Enid - the video was put together by a friend of mine, Michael Steven Gregory, who will be doing possibly one or two more videos for me. He does them professionally. If you're interested, check out http://www.authoredge.com/index.html

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