Months and months ago, my publisher suggested that I make a couple of videos to introduce my book. A “book trailer.” A couple of conversations. A few little clips of me yammering about my memoir.
Those of you who follow me on Facebook might remember that I instantly freaked out…and then promptly ignored the idea because I had NO CLUE how one goes about doing such things. The only video projects I’ve ever done are the end-of-the-year video compilations I make of my kids.
But it’s the week before the book releases, and I wanted to introduce When We Were On Fire in some new ways. I wanted you to hear about it in my own voice. I wanted you to get a chance to see me. The girl behind the pages. And if there’s ever a time to be brave and try something brand new, it’s the week before your book releases, when you’re about to show the entire world what a mess you are anyway.
Let me be clear: video is not my strong suit. I am a writer for a REASON, and it’s because I’m better on the page. I do not love the sound of my own voice, and I have all the typical insecurities about the way I look on video. But I’m going to do it anyway. Because, why not?
Anyway, it’s 1:48 in the morning right now. And I’ve been working on this thing for way. too. long. So here you go. My amateur attempt at a book trailer. For your enjoyment. Share it with your people.