There I was happily writing a new post every day as I took up my publisher’s Darkstroke Challenge. Things were going well until I got up to day four and then… Yep, life stepped in.
On Wednesday my friend David came over to help me make a video for my Stone Angels book launch for the 11th August. As it was a nice sunny day we were able to sit in the garden. Once we had made the video, I needed to edit it. Though, I feel I have mastered editing my writing, editing a video isn’t something I’ve ever done before. First I purchased an editing program off the net. PowerDirector 18 Ultra seemed to have everything I needed to produce the video, I wanted. Of course it won’t be perfect. A little rough around the edges as it is the first time I’ve edited a promotional video.
I had to watch a few videos on YouTube to understand how to use the program. First I had to free up more memory on my computer by deleting my photos. These I moved onto my main computer. Once I had enough memory to run the program I set to work. I wasn’t sure whether I was doing it right, but I was only using a copy as I kept the original one on my camera card.
Once I had added my publisher’s logo and some special effects and music, I was happy. Next problem was it was too large to send to David via messenger. The same problem loading on to YouTube. I looked to loading it onto another site only to find you had to pay.
I would’ve be quite happy to pay but having just spent £79.99 on the editing program, plus another £26.00 on an external memory box to keep all my photos in, I felt we couldn’t afford any more outlay this month, especially as my husband car need a service. As I’m not earning any money from my writing I have to be careful.
Here’s hoping that the launch of Stone Angels bring about a turning point in my writing career and I can start receiving a return in my investment into my writing.