I have two short videos for you this time. First of all, I made a book trailer for the novel that I was struggling to sell. Instead of talking about the high points, it emphasizes all the rejections. It requires just one minute of your life! Check it out before you get too annoyed with me and my gratuitous and ineffective use of exclamation marks! (WARNING: This one minute video has two occurrences of a neurotic Jew in his underwear.)
And related to this trailer, I created another “I’m a Failed Writer” episode, this time about the balance between the writing and the marketing of the writing, where I tell my own story about re-balancing things to de-emphasize the marketing and focus again on the writing.
Thanks for watching. Good luck with your writing and marketing.
- Here is the link to Nina’s great post that I kept referencing in the video: Are You Addicted to Finding a Literary Agent?
- And here’s the link to my “Poop to Glimmer” presentation about getting published in literary magazines: From Poop to Glimmer
- And here’s my more full-bodied article about this subject at Writer Unboxed: Welcoming Yuvi + New Videos.
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UPDATE (08/10/2011): It’s official. I sold my book!