I spent the majority of Friday night, from about 7 p.m. to midnight, working on a “mock” book trailer for Lady of the Snow. Then I spent a few hours the following afternoon polishing it.
Why? I have my sister to thank for it 😛
She started making little trailers for all her possible book ideas so it could help her decide which one to work on for NaNo come November. (She’s one of those who are blessed with a million ideas to choose from, :P)
After watching them, it made me want to make one for my novel. Of course, it took me twice the amount of time to make one as it did for her to make four of them, but that’s because I’m slow and picky. It shouldn’t have taken me as long as it did, but I’m pretty happy with the end result.
I think it took me so long because I had to find specific pictures for my book; it’s difficult finding suitable pictures of the Yuki-onna.
Unfortunately I can’t make it “public” because I don’t own any of the pictures or music. But I have it for my own personal entertainment as well as being able to share it with a few others.
Anyway, have you ever made a “mock” book trailer for your story? If anything, I suggest taking a little time to make one–it really helps the creative process along as well as giving yourself a little diversion 🙂