Her name in motion
So yesterday afternoon I set out to make a book trailer, but it sort of turned into something else—an animated book cover? The big sell is that it reveals my detective's name—which (I love this) some of you have already uncovered with a bit of Google sleuthing—but it also delivers a dose of atmosphere. Check it out:
And when you watch it, imagine some future e-book with that animation literally built into the cover, writhing on your bookshelf. Ooh.
Three other quick things:
The pentagigatweet. Listen, if this isn't digital and occult, I don't know what is: I posted message number five billion on Twitter. Don't worry, guys, I promise to use this power only for good, never for evil.
The catalyst. The response to my last update was amazing: enthusiastic, creative, and just the right kind of challenging. So it's decided: I'm going to run some sort of CC remix contest as soon as the book goes out. Still noodling the specific structure (and the specific incentives) so please do chime in if you have thoughts.
The routine. Over in the comments, Amy said: "I'm interested in hearing more about how this project is affecting your life. Would you consider an update addressing that aspect? Things like... how many hours per day do you spend writing? Do you keep a schedule or just write all the time?" So, while on one hand it feels totally self-indulgent to go into that kind of gruesome detail, on the other hand I know how much I enjoy and appreciate it when others engage in that kind of reflection. (See: Daily Routines.) So, I promise to write something along those lines.
And taking Amy's cue: Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to hear about in more detail? Certain parts of the process, specific meta-thoughts, easy breakfast recipes? (I could use some of those.)
This is the home stretch. I still have a lot of work to do, but I'm really excited to be so close to actually sharing this story with you! Okay, back to writing.
Next update: another dramatic reading.
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