Being a Busy Bee
My friend Jackie (love ya, honey) sent me a note this morning wondering if I'd dropped off the earth since I haven't updated the blog in a couple of days. I'm still here, but incredibly busy.
Sunday afternoon was the rescheduled Poetry Out Loud regional competition at the Atlanta History Center, then I had to come home and do some editing for the day job. We started production on the April issue today.
I'm also going to be working with the fantastic director/editor Tim O'Donnell on a slick, music video-style book trailer for Conquering Venus that will post to YouTube, this blog and wherever else I can place it. We've collected all the film, images and music and now it's just down to me to write a "script" to accompany the trailer. It will be about a minute and thirty seconds long. We have moody images of Paris, Venus de Milo and a gorgeous song. Should be finished by April.
I'm also thinking of making up 50 or 100 electronic press kits that have the trailer and sample chapters of the novel to take to Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans. Vanilla Heart is doing the traditional paper and emailed press kits, but I want something that stands out. This might be cost-prohibitive, but I'm investigating.
American Idol recap later tonight!