Media Blitz

This weekend is my big media blitz. Well, at least until someone gives me a contract for one of my stories. Then I will be hanging out at ALL social media begging you all to buy the book and make your mothers and their friends buy the book. Heh.

First up, the always awesome Jen from Redneck Romance Writer came through for me again with great suggestions for Silver Lining, even though she’s a busier person than I am. I worked my ass off on it Friday night and just a wee bit ago… I took my balls in hand and subbed it to Amira Press. I think this time I really will bite my nails. This story had a major overhaul and went from it’s original 4900 words to a whopping 8559, but I think it’s ready now.

When I put my query letter together, I realized that this publisher wanted to know what my marketing plan was. Me? Market something? Then I realized that for once in my life I’d done something RIGHT! I mentioned the loops I belong to (Yahoo and Google groups). I mentioned how long I’ve had winterheart.com. I mentioned that my author website at lexvalentine.com was up and running. I mentioned this blog and the wonderfully supportive blogging community I belong to. I mentioned the Zanctuary board which is filled with people from JR Ward’s message board. I mentioned the Bar…. Then I brought out the big guns. I mentioned a fistful of social media networking sites from Twitter to Facebook to LinkedIn to Flickr and Brightkite and on and on… Damn.

Look what you people and a smart phone have done for me! MADE ME LOOK GOOD ON PAPER! WOO F’ING HOO! I was never so happy to be an anal geek as I was tonight.

Moving on, I’ve been learning to make trailers using Windows Movie Maker, which by the way, sucks major ass. At my office, I am the queen of Powerpoint. It’s not hard to be the queen of PPT there. I’m like the smartest person there when it comes to using software. I have this really cool PPT about email that incorporates the company’s credo essentials… it’s narrated by a staff member who emcees our big Memorial Day and Easter events. He has a great voice… and all I do to show this PPT is click on slide show. It runs all on it’s own and I just sit there. Not even a click. I love it. So making the trailer is kinda like doing a PPT presentation.

At any rate, the most I’ve ever done with anything like this are the PPT things and using Audacity to clip MP3’s for videos the president’s assistant makes. Now, I’m no dummy. I’ve been watching Ruthie make these videos off and on for a year. I decided to make myself a trailer after the Lex site was done and guess what? It wasn’t too hard and came out okay! Lady V from The Divine Madness said I could use their music (just to be all official like) and voila! Here is my masterpiece! (Don’t be too hard on me, I’m a newb at this remember?)

So, there you have it. My trailer for Lex Valentine, author. Tomorrow, I’m gonna tell you a little story about Jester, a sexy song, and how Justin let me steal his name. Then I’ll show you the other two trailers. Like I said in the title… media blitz!

I’m off to get some sleep before the big Chatroom Racers Stakes day at the sim Saturday morning. I already know I’m gonna get my ass handed to me on a platter. I even had the nerve to run a girl against the boys going long. Luckily, I think she won’t care.

Have a great weekend!

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0 Responses to Media Blitz

  1. Winter says:

    Becky – The first book that I write that gets printed will be winging its way to you with my scribbly signature all over the inside cover! So far everything I’ve subbed are shorts. I have 2 subbed that I’m waiting to hear back on. I’m working on longer stories though.

  2. Winter says:

    Becky – The first book that I write that gets printed will be winging its way to you with my scribbly signature all over the inside cover! So far everything I’ve subbed are shorts. I have 2 subbed that I’m waiting to hear back on. I’m working on longer stories though.

  3. looking forward to when my autographed book arrives…tell them to get it published already!
    🙂

    hello haha narfs last blog post..Monday Mourning

  4. looking forward to when my autographed book arrives…tell them to get it published already!
    🙂

    hello haha narfs last blog post..Monday Mourning

  5. Winter says:

    Marty – You’re such a good friend! MUAH!

    Mary – We’ll see if I get to the point where I have something I can submit to a publisher that does print. So far the 2 things I’ve submitted to publishers do only electronic books. I’m trying to get the shorter stories I’ve started completed because each one is a little longer than the last one. I’m working my way up to the big full on novel of 75K words or more. But I know you’d buy whatever gets pubbed. *HUGS*

    Winters last blog post..Media Blitz

  6. Winter says:

    Marty – You’re such a good friend! MUAH!

    Mary – We’ll see if I get to the point where I have something I can submit to a publisher that does print. So far the 2 things I’ve submitted to publishers do only electronic books. I’m trying to get the shorter stories I’ve started completed because each one is a little longer than the last one. I’m working my way up to the big full on novel of 75K words or more. But I know you’d buy whatever gets pubbed. *HUGS*

    Winters last blog post..Media Blitz

  7. Maryo says:

    Like you had to ask about me buying ur books. YOu know I’ll be pumping you out there and even will go mess with the people at the local Hasting’s, the only true book store in town, to order your book. I really hate talking to those folks cause they so dense but will for you.

  8. Maryo says:

    Like you had to ask about me buying ur books. YOu know I’ll be pumping you out there and even will go mess with the people at the local Hasting’s, the only true book store in town, to order your book. I really hate talking to those folks cause they so dense but will for you.

  9. martymankins says:

    You know I will be one of your fans and bok buyers.

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  10. martymankins says:

    You know I will be one of your fans and bok buyers.

    martymankinss last blog post..Scooter Sunday #23

  11. Winter says:

    Livvy – I’m so glad to have you back! Thank you for the linkage too! I can see that I shall have to have you critique my work as well. You know, just to make sure I’m talking about all the naughty bits in just the right way. 😉

    Winters last blog post..Is It Friday Yet?

  12. Winter says:

    Livvy – I’m so glad to have you back! Thank you for the linkage too! I can see that I shall have to have you critique my work as well. You know, just to make sure I’m talking about all the naughty bits in just the right way. 😉

    Winters last blog post..Is It Friday Yet?

  13. But did you tell The Publisher you just got yourself a new link from Livvy? 😉

    Might as well have some fun now I can see my blog again!

    Livvy xxx

    English Courtesans last blog post..The English Courtesan & Motor Man II

  14. But did you tell The Publisher you just got yourself a new link from Livvy? 😉

    Might as well have some fun now I can see my blog again!

    Livvy xxx

    English Courtesans last blog post..The English Courtesan & Motor Man II