Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday Already?

I thought making a promotional video would be fun. And I did have a few laughs. But the editing was a big pain! I used several different apps and they all did different things but none of them turned out quite right... so I gave up. Now I'm cranky! I really could use an extra hour.

Oh, right. Stupid daylight savings STOLE my extra hour this morning!

Okay, I've griped enough. I know I can't be the only one struggling with making a promotional video, though I tend to be a perfectionist about publications... There's a ton of brilliant authors joining me for The Thing That Turned Me anthology, and we're all making videos. I'm sure everything will work out...

Now for some great news and views! I saw Annalisa Crawford's new cover and wanted to share it!

In You. I. Us., Annalisa Crawford captures everyday people during poignant defining moments in their lives: An artist puts his heart into his latest sketch, an elderly couple endures scrutiny by a fellow diner, an ex-student attempts to make amends with a girl she bullied at school, a teenager holds vigil at his friend’s hospital bedside, long distance lovers promise complete devotion, a broken-hearted widow stares into the sea from the edge of a cliff where her husband died, a grieving son contacts the only person he can rely on in a moment of crisis, a group of middle-aged friends inspire each other to live remarkable lives.

Day after day, we make the same choices. But after reading You. I. Us., you’ll ask yourself, “What if we didn’t?”

YOU. I. US. will be available June 10, 2016
Add it to your reading list on Goodreads
Annalisa's Website

Congrats, Annalisa!


I hope your Monday is going better than mine!

PS - I'm over at the Really Real Housewives this week, too - today I'm talking about teenagers!

20 comments:

Fida Islaih said...

That is a beautiful cover!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's a really great cover.
I got my video done for the anthology. Hopefully you'll get yours to come together soon.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Daylight Savings Time always throws me for a loop, and I feel whacked out for days.

Yeh for Annalisa!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm fortunate my husband put my two videos together for me. I just had to practice what I was going to say.

Annalisa's cover is gorgeous.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Thanks for sharing my cover today, Tara :-)

I think videos for the anthology sounds like a great idea. I've got a film-student son living in my house, and have been unable to get one made, ever. I look forward to seeing them all!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Love Annalisa's book cover and title.

M.J. Fifield said...

I love Annalisa's new cover. It's so beautiful!

Best of luck with your promotional video. You're way ahead of me on that. I wouldn't even know where to start!

Hope your Monday gets better!

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

I know! I feel so behind today and it's just the dumb 'ol DST. Good luck getting the video together. And you're right that i a gorgeous cover.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I hate springing forward!! I'm sleepy all week.

I LOVE Annalisa's new cover. It is gorgeous.

cleemckenzie said...

Sorry about the APP fail. Happens to me all the time, so I'm starting to be perpetually cranky! Here's to a better Tuesday.

Lexa Cain said...

I thought about making trailers for my books, but after I went to the trouble of downloading Windows Movie Maker (which was recommended to me), it wouldn't work because my laptop's too old and doesn't have the fancy "sound card" or enough RAM or I don't know what in it... I also don't have a camera on my laptop -- no Skype or vids for me (which is a relief actually). But I hope you'll figure out the video thing and be able to post for the blog hop.

Congrats to Annalisa on her new cover! It's lovely and very eye-catching!

Heather R. Holden said...

I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to put a video together. I doubt I'd ever have the patience for something like that!

Sarah Foster said...

I wouldn't even know where to start for making a video.
Congrats to Annalisa! It's a beautiful cover!

Patricia Lynne said...

That cover is so pretty!
Daylight savings didn't affect me much this year because I didn't have to work the next day so the only thing that happened was I stayed in bed an hour later. =D

Rhonda Albom said...

Sorry for the lost time, first on the video, then on the clock. At least you get the clock one back in half a year. Love the cover.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Very brave to make the videos. You'll get it.

Beautiful cover!

HMG

S.A. Larsenッ said...

I love the idea of a video promotion for the anthology. Very cool. I'm in two separate 2016 author groups and for one of them we're making vlogs to promote each of us around our release dates. I'll be honest, though; I'm terrified to do mine. #shivers

Murees Dupé said...

Great cover. Good-luck with the videos. You will get it:)

Misha Gericke said...

I don't know if I'll be able to make that vid. Have no idea about how I'll go about it. :-/

Christine Rains said...

My Monday wasn't so great but I had a better rest of the week with my little guy for spring break. :) I attempted to make a video for that too, and I failed. I don't have an iPhone or a computer with a camera, so I must use my little handheld camera. And now with the updates to Windows, the videos on the old camera aren't compatible with it. *sighs* Hope you have a great weekend!