And welcome back to my lair.
I haven't been away as long as I usually am, so be proud of me for that. I've been busy with projects, but unfortunately none of those projects were writing. Which is okay. I've written a little here and there and every bit is progress.
There is a project that's pretty close to completion and I want to share that with you. The unveiling will hopefully take place in the next week or so. I've been working with a friend to film a trailer for The First Book of the Scarabae Saga: Into the Mirror Black. We've finished filming--you would not believe the amount of footage you have to shoot just to get enough for a minute and twenty seconds--and the rough edit has been put together. I saw it today and I really like it. It's dark and atmospheric and that suits both me and my book.
I have to say a huge THANK YOU to Midnight Syndicate (www.midnightsyndicate.com) for granting me permission to use their song Mansion in the Mist from their eerie CD The 13th Hour. I love their music because it's almost like a soundtrack to my writing, very creepy, and I have already chosen the two tracks I want to use for my next two trailers. In fact, the entire CD could pretty much be used as the soundtrack to the film version of Into the Mirror Black, if there was a film version.
For those of you who don't know, a book trailer is basically a commercial for the book. Sometimes they are filmed like trailers to movies where there are actors and they show you part of the storyline. Mine isn't like that. I don't want to try to describe it because I want to wait for the unveiling so you can just see it.
And the goal is to intrigue more and more people so they read Into the Mirror Black. The more people who buy it and read it, the more money is raised so I can continue to help animals in need. So keep your legs crossed and help me get the word out there. Word of mouth is the best publicity and, I wish it weren't the case but it is, there are so many animals in need!
Look for that sometime in the very near future, and hopefully this summer will see the trailers for The Second Book of the Scarabae Saga: Angels of the Seventh Dawn and The Third Book of the Scarabae Saga: Angels of the Mourning Light.
Again, major thank you to Midnight Syndicate for allowing me to use your fantastic music as the score for my book trailers. I will also make sure I tag you on YouTube and send you links so you can perhaps put them on your website.
Daylight Savings Time change has kicked my butt today, and I still have to spend quality time with the birds tonight. We'll play a little, have a nice snack, and then I do believe we will settle in to watch a Disney movie. (That's the only movies they are allowed to watch since I don't want them picking up any foul language. Someone already uses a couple words here and there and then he laughs when I say, "Hey now, we don't talk like that.")