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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

IWSG and New Book Trailer

 


Boy, that month sure went fast!  Seems like I just did this!  So, the question of the month is, "Have you ever been conflicted about writing a scene in your story? And how did you make the decision to write it or not?"

I had to think about this one. Usually what happens is, I write a scene, and then when I am doing revisions I decide if I keep it or not. The way I decide is I ask myself if it moves the story forward. If it does, great, it stays. If it doesn't, then it gets cut. I don't think I've ever sat down and asked myself if I should write it or not. What about you? Do you write and then cut, or decide first not to write it?


Wanted to share this with you—a new book trailer for my book, Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China. I thought the animator, Arjun Singh, did an amazing job with it! And the audio, done by John Israel, is quite impressive! What do you think? 


 

 And of course, I have to give you another picture of Klaus. He's being a very good boy here.




32 comments:

  1. That is a really cool trailer!
    Is Klaus usually not a good boy?

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  2. Thanks!

    Klaus is usually quite the trouble maker. I am glad he doesn't live with me. The destruction he has caused is unbelievable!

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  3. Sometimes I know I have to write something that is hard for my characters. I tend to procrastinate for a bit until I finally do it, but I feel a little stressed leading up to it!

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    1. It's always a good feeling when you finally get the words down on paper.

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  4. Really like your trailer. I write slow so I try to decide whether to write a scene before I do. Though if something's not working, I delete or change it.

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  5. What an awesome trailer. Love it!

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  6. Hi, Sherry!

    That trailer is fantastic, dear friend! The music, sound effects and animation bring your characters to life, convey the gist of the story and capture the sense of wonder, adventure and danger experienced by Bubba and Squirt on their Big Dig To China. Klaus is a handsome boy. I hope he is being a good boy most of the time lately.

    Enjoy the rest of your week and month, dear friend Sherry!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, Sherry. It was great to hear from you.

    Good luck with your new book!

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  8. It is great animation. Looking good. As for writing, I always have to add, not subtract when editing. But I think your way is better.

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  9. Until my current WIP, I never felt conflicted about a scene. I am having this question now. It isn't anything that would interest anyone else, just a matter of whether I need to add a scene for character rounding purposes, though this would slow the action down.

    And your Klaus is very debonair indeed.

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  10. Really liked your new trailer, although that page of reviews is a little hard to read for small font size. Enticing music, illustrations invite the reader into the story! Nice work. Re the writing, usually I write the story, scaffold missing scenes, write/draft/cut as I go. It's actually fun. Have a good month!

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  11. Hope the trailer is Klaus approved :)

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  12. Yes, lovely illustrations, and well done with the trailer!

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  13. Yeah, easier to write and then cut. Cool trailer.
    Hope you're having a great day! My latest blog post has my theme for the April #AtoZChallenge (I'm writing speculative fiction and looking for prompts).
    At Operation Awesome we have the #PassOrPages query contest going on (friends or enemies to lovers Romance).
    Looks like I'll be very busy the next few weeks!
    March quote: "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do." - Mark Twain

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    1. I'm doing the #AtoZChallenge - writing a speculative fiction short story.
      On the main A to Z site today for "B" I shared a list of books. Check it out!
      At Operation Awesome we're doing the A to Z Challenge and running a survey to pick the next Pass or Pages query contest genre.

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    2. Thank you for visiting my blog during the Theme Reveal. Your prompt of "time/space travelers arrive on a planet that has been settled by space pioneers or an alien race" is being used in multiple ways in my A to Z story. It still has one more use coming up this week.

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  14. Time is flying by, and it's a little stressful to be honest, but I'm at least a bit more optimistic about the future in terms of Covid :)

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  15. What an amazing video, I love the music that accompanies it. And of course, it goes without saying, lovely photograph of Klaus.

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  16. Good job with the trailer. There is a royal look about Klaus!

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  17. Neat trailer. The animations are super cute.

    Klaus is SO big now!

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  18. I love the trailer, Sherry! It's perfect!

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  19. Sherry, what a terrific book trailer! Seriously, well done! I love your Bubba and Squirt adventures. Bravo! All the luck with this series. Have a beautiful weekend.

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  20. Since I can't seem to comment as myself, I'm just going to give a general thank you to all who stopped by and commented. Glad you like the trailer!

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