Strange thing, to make a video trailer for a book that’s not much longer, but we’re living in the age of ‘Hey! Can I have your attention for 30 seconds?!‘ I tried to ask in my indoor voice – the title up there’s my proof. Although we don’t trust titles any more, do we?
Anyway. My first kids’ book is done. My mom, who’s particular and was a school psychologist, so even MORE particular when it comes to kids’ stuff, thinks it’s wonderful. She wrote that to me in big pink letters. No one argues big pink letters, do they?
Friends have been – … please go to your thesaurus and pick a bunch of words that are synonyms for astonishingly wonderful. I wisely showed it to a rare little group – all of them exceptionally good and witty writers (you know – the kind that can intimidate. Those are the ones you want to test things out on, as unnerving as it can be.)
I still have Facebook, In General (oh, good for me!!! I never get to make an acronym! And as an aside – I’m certainly using a lot of -nym words today, aren’t I?) to post to. Today’s the day, I think. The day I take a breath and just do it.
But here’s the point of this whole post: I’ve wanted to do a tutorial for the longest, longest time – as an exercise in sharing. One little problem – I had nothing to tute. Someone else had tutored far, far better than I could.
I still don’t have anything worth teaching. But I started another blog (I know, I know) where anyone who is slightly interested can watch me try my mightiest to make the world a better place through kids’ books. Ha. It will be a diary of what I’m doing (undoubtedly wrong) – and learning – about marketing and promoting a book. A self-published book without the Big Boys and Their Machinery behind it. It’s a strange world, but not that strange. The internet that means a lot of new opportunities also means a billion other things are competing.
Many of you will write a book, finish a book or a film or a whatever you want. Maybe my diary will be useful. Maybe it’ll scare the hell out of you. (Just kidding. You wouldn’t be writing or filming or doing whatever you want if you were scared.)
I didn’t intend to do this. I didn’t even think about it. Not with a kids’ book.
But I’ve created a lot of marketing content. I know as well as anyone that it’s not enough to put something on the internet and hope – just hope – that the world finds it. So. I’ll see.
PS. This wasn’t meant to make anyone feel even a little bit obliged to go and visit the site. Just wanted to report.