Sunday, October 10, 2010

Okay..not perfect, but still good

* So I ran my series on making a book trailer and am thankful for all of you who peeked or commented

but, alas it seems no one followed the series and actually made their own or at least, no one reported back to me that they did

that's okay


the info is out there and that's a good thing


This week I'm off to New York City for my oldest daughters sweet 16.... it's three generations of girls all going to enjoy the theater and museums and buzz of that amazing place. I'll also get to meet my super talented editor, Margaret Ferguson at FSG and caring agent, Steven Chudney.


That's the stuff of dreams

You know, just two short years ago I was unagented, unsold and wondering if I would ever reach that elusive dream of publication.

It's a reminder to believe in our dreams and never

never

give up
*

28 comments:

storyqueen said...

Don't worry, Tess! I will be making a trailer, but not until it gets closer to pub date...I'm about 2 years off! I do appreciate all of your tips!

Shelley

lotusgirl said...

I appreciate your tips too, but I'm still working out the details of the story in the rewrites, so...

Have a blast in NYC. Enjoy the shows. That and the food are my favorite parts of being there. One of the most amazing things I saw the last time we were there was the scenery for the opera we went to at the Met. Absolutely incredible. Stunning in fact. The voices weren't bad either. Heehee.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Enjoy NY! That's definitely a dream come true :)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Sorry, I would've done a trailer if I had a book for which to do one. :) Hopefully someday!

Have a great time in NYC. That sounds amazing!!

Amy

Tess said...

Aw, it's okay. Don't be sorry, friends. I'm still glad I put it out there because they are a bugger to figure out (unless you're a techy) and I think it might help someone someday. I'll put it on my sidebar, I think.

And, I will have fun in NY...if the bed bugs don't bite :o

Mary Campbell said...

I'm not ready for a book trailer, but it's awesome of you to give instructions on how to do it - please put the info on your side bar and I'm sure I'll use the info later.
Awesome that you get to enjoy NY with your daughter - can't believe you have a 16yo - hope you have a fab time. Bed bugs - so nasty.

Jen Daiker said...

Yay for an awesome birthday in NY! What an awesome opportunity! I'm jealous! How cool that you'll meet your agent as well!!

You are hope for the unpublished and I love you for it!

superpaige said...

For total fun! I wish I were going with you!!!!

Amy Saia said...

Thanks for the reminder, and have fun in New York!

paulgreci said...

I'm just not quite ready to make a book trailer, Tess.
Thanks for the never give up reminder!!! So true. And, have a great time in NYC!

WindyA said...

So exciting for your daughter to get to celebrate a sweet 16 in the Big Apple!

And for you to meet your editor! Woohoo!

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

Oh Tess! How exciting you'll get to meet your editor. That so seldom happens.

Have a great time with your family and be careful!

Susan R. Mills said...

Your tips were fantastic, but I'm not quite ready to make one of my own yet. Have a great time with your daughter!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Thank you for the reminder!

Btw--love this layout! I LOVE bright colors!

Carolyn V. said...

Tess, you make me smile! Have a great time in NY! I hope your daughter has a great 16th (my son just turned 16...the driving is scaring me). I would love to make a trailer as soon as I get that agent. But your my reference girl. Thanks for all you did. =D

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Aww, people will definitely find your posts helpful, are you kidding? You even used me as an example and I have still come over here looking at your suggestions!

And yay for never giving up! My dreams are finally coming true, too, and it's just amazing and worth all that work and waiting. :)

Amy Tate said...

Have a wonderful trip! There's nothing in the world like NYC, and thanks for the encouragement - I hope someday it will happen for me, but I'm thrilled that YOU are living your dream, girl!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

What a wonderful post, Tess! Yes, believe in your dreams and never give up. Have a wonderful time in NYC. How exciting that you get to meet your editor!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Awww, Tess...I hope you guys have an awesome time in NYC! I'm so excited that your dreams are coming true. :-)

Many of us aren't ready yet to make a trailer...but we know where to find the information and the GREAT instruction when we get to that point. (fingers are crossed that we'll all get there soon)

Have fun...Be safe...Don't eat the free candy!

L.T. Elliot said...

You did a killer job on the trailer, Tess! I promise I'll rob your archives as soon as I make my own trailer. =]

Happy Birthday to your sweet-16! Hope you have the greatest time in NY!

P.S. Thanks for the uplifting and inspiring message. I wonder where I'll be in a year.

Janna Qualman said...

Thank you for this honest reminder, Tess.

Happy Birthday to your daughter! I hope NYC is wonderful for all of you. :)

J.A. Palermo said...

Tess:
Have a WONDERFUL time! There is no place like NYC.

Robyn Campbell said...

No, no, no, my computer got a virus from FB and I lost EVERYTHING. Even my family pics. But I have my trailer almost ready for you to check. I will finish it this week. I hope you had fun in New York. You lucky duck. :)

Robyn Campbell said...

Happy birthday to your precious daughter. :)

Susan Fields said...

Have a great time in NY - sounds like an exciting trip!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Your NY trip sounds so great. That would be my kind of celebration as well. I didn't make a book trailer because I don't have a book to promote. However, I am sold on the idea of making one when the time comes. Thanks for all your efforts to educate us. Can't wait to read your book.

SAMUEL PARK said...

It's wonderful that you're a living reminder that one must believe in, and follow one's dreams. You're a great example and inspiration. Congrats on your success!

Jill Kemerer said...

Tess, I have this series bookmarked for the day I create a trailer. I really appreciate the clear directions.

Have an amazing time in NY!!