Sunday, January 25, 2009

Writing and Acting

The nice thing about writing for yourself, no agent or editor nagging you, is that you can go at your own speed, stop and write something else (like the flash fiction for Feb.) or take off the day without guilt.

I was too tired the day after the Golden Globes (all those parties) and the Inauguration took up a whole day and the next day I was too tired (all those balls).

With one thing and another I haven’t written more of the story I posted about below.  But tomorrow I’m going to give it a try again.  In fact I’m actually looking forward to it.  I think now I’ll do stories about the same characters I’m introducing in this first story.  Only a thought.


The back page of the NYTBR has an essay today about book promotion.  It’s about making movie trailers or something jazzy and different about books for the Internet.  The thrust of this essay seems to be that if you don’t do that you might as well flush your book down the toilet.

And I thought book tours were nightmares.  I mean, part of wanting to be a writer for me was that I could be alone.  But now I’d have to make a movie and be with gaffers and grips.

I guess this is the wave of the future (the future is now) and nothing will stop it.  For some this may be fun and exciting.  For me the excitement is the act of putting my fingers on the keys and … I almost forgot … shutting the door.

5 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

I've watched a few book trailers over the last year and although I enjoyed watching technology march forward, it certainly did nothing to make me want to read a book I wouldn't want to read anyway.

yoga and meditation said...

The other part in Yoga and Meditation, is yoga, and there are many benefits that are accomplished with yoga, for example, yoga is the exercise that is going to help you built up a much better body, which is great because it helps you to feel much better about yourself, another thing, yoga will put all of your muscles into action, so you know that when you are doing yoga you are making parts of your body to get stronger and therefore surpassing the test of time, in other words, thanks to yoga, you are going to remain a person with a strong body, regardless of how old you are.

Sandra Scoppettone said...

Huh?

Picks By Pat said...

I use my website to promote my book, and I think it works, but it's a chore to update it on a regular (weekly or so) basis. I can't see a book trailer movie in my future, though. I'll leave that to Hollywood (LOL).

Dana King said...

Apparently yoga also makes you lomg-winded and rambling while thinking you are making a depp, metaphysical point.

Can't rule out drugs, though.