Friday, November 29, 2013

Epidemic Confusion

I suspect everyone is confused more or less, including me.  I made the video for the Bittersweet Farm series and finished it.  Then in the middle of the night I thought "Gee, I didn't say 'available at Amazon'." 

Hmm.  Much pondering about that. Is it necessary?  Is it ugly?  If I'm creating a beautiful series of images, do I want AMAZON.COM in neon lights?  Is this a commercial or is this an announcement.

Is it somewhere in between?

Can't people find the books without a map and a push on the back?

I had added a panel that said 'Fiction For Horse Lovers'.  I'm sure some people will still be confused by that but they require professional help perhaps.  The question persisted--will people actually realize this video is about books.  Even with 5 book covers, is it made plain enough?  Are they confused and think that Bittersweet Farm is a stable and will try to call for lessons?

As you can see I never underestimate confusion.  I have accepted that some people will just be confused, just as they are unable to find the horses in one of the books.  "I skimmed the whole book, I didn't see anything about horses."

This won't help them but I like it.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

December Delights

I hope that doesn't include the kind of weather we've been having in the last week--rain, snow, sleet, cold.

Because December is a month of holidays including Greer's birthday on the 18th, there are some surprises waiting patiently.  There will be a couple custom made giveaways, Bittersweet Farm 5 will be released and there will be a short video I created for the series.
No, I didn't upload it to youtube yet.

I was fortunate beyond belief to get permission to use my favorite song written and performed by my friend Michal Towber.  To have that piece of music as the theme song for the video of the Bittersweet Farm book series is very exciting and significant.

When will all this happen?  Next month!  I can't be more specific than that at the moment.
Think of it like hidden Christmas presents you haven't seen yet.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

"Maybe I'm Wrong"

This is definitely one review I agree with.  Which, I suppose, is all the response required.

Something much more interesting is the visually compelling advertisement for Volvo trucks that has become a sensation and rightfully so.  The cinematography is lovely, the stunt is amazing and Enya never fails to deliver.  This is 1 minute 17 seconds of perfection.

Creativity still exists. It's possible to refrain from repetition and to reject the ordinary in order to choose the extraordinary.

Will the audience recognize these qualities? Perhaps not everyone but some.

If you read the comments on this brief video, some are dysfunctionally literate. Some viewers claim it is a fake. Some can't decide if the trucks were moving backwards or forwards even if the movement of the shirt is possible only if the movement is backward. Some have such negligible ability to express themselves, only vulgarities can be employed.  We are left with degrees of flailing about, some audience members unable to make sense of the obvious.

Thinking is hard!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

ELFS Christmas Giveaway

ELFS--Everyone Loves Free Stuff
And this Christmas I have several super neat handmade items crafted specially for Bittersweet Farm Fans.  (That's BFF!)

I won't tell you what the items are now but I'm excited so that should give you a clue how cool these are.
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I hope the big present will be Bittersweet Farm 5.  Yes, I know the title.  Yes, I have the cover image.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bad Apple 1: Sweet Cider

I know how enjoyable it was for this book to be free but, sadly, all good things and, happily, all bad things eventually come to a conclusion.

A great deal of fun was had by all yesterday after I contacted Ashleigh Dechant of Posh Pony Bowtique.  I was looking for a bow set to use as background for the website and may have wound up with quite a bit more.  We'll see.  I don't want to give anything away regarding Bittersweet Farm 5 but I will say I have the title.

I also have someone working on a very neat giveaway for the new book at Christmas so  as Sneaker Pimps sang "watch this space"

Friday, November 8, 2013

It's Snowing

I am already disoriented because it's December in BF5 and it's snowing for them and now it's snowing for me!  It's too early!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jingles is #43!

Okay, yes, it's a small category
But Jingles and I are grateful it's being noticed. Dogs like to be acknowledged, too!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Sticky Pecan Chocolate Cake

It's quite good but I need to think about it a little as something is missing and I don't quite know what.

Back to Bittersweet Farm 5.

Friday, November 1, 2013

I'm All Atwitter!

I don't go to Twitter much and don't know how it works but apparently if someone mentions you, then they email you that tweet.  I got this yesterday (today really)

 Imagine that.  Someone mentioning my site.