Today, June 8, 2011, is my blog's one month anniversary! Woo hoo! I wasn't sure I'd like blogging or want to keep it up, but I have to admit that I'm enjoying meeting interesting and fascinating people who share their knowledge, talents, and opinions.
I still have so much to learn, but for someone who's nearly computer illiterate, I'm making darn good progress. It's been trial & error every step of the way. I can't really blame it all on my age (although it's quite RUFF for old dogs to learn new tricks). I've never been technologically inclined, and even the new-fangled remote controls challenge me. No kidding.
So, my mind is fractured, but I'm puttering through cyberspace. You might say I'm teetering on the cyber edge, going slow so I don't fall off. Just goes to show what perseverance and determination can accomplish!
I actually managed to design two book trailers for the second book in the middle grade Monster Moon mystery series, Secret of Haunted Bog, by BBH McChiller (pseudonym for my two co-authors and me). Oh, I almost forgot to mention that the official release date is June 15th! I guess I need to get the hang of launching a book in the blogosphere, huh? Details, details.
I'm going to write about how I made the trailers in future posts. Here's a hint: I became good friends with the Help menu.
For now, I'd like to share my creations with you and ask you to please vote for the one you think works best. You can cast your vote in the sidebar or in the footer of this blog.
Trailer No. 1 - Monster Moon - Secret of Haunted Bog
Trailer No. 2 - Secret of Haunted Bog
Thank you for taking the time to vote. I didn't plan on making two trailers, and I'll explain why I ended up with two in later posts. I'll share some tips that my limited knowledge can offer, and maybe it will save you some grief if you've never made a book trailer and want to give it a go.
If you've made a book trailer and have some tips or good links you'd like to share in the comments section, that would be very helpful.
Even if you've never made a trailer but have some constructive criticism for me, I'm listening, because I plan to make more trailers someday. I can see how enchanting working in the film industry must be!