I created another VLOG!
Yesterday, I said I was going to write about specific topics from the cruise, or I was going to write about Brett Kavanaugh. It turns out I was mistaken. I hope you’re not too disappointed.
In this video, I talk about writing goals, motivations, branding, and how those topics are related. For me, it comes down to the central questions: What makes me so special, and why should anyone want to read what I have to write?
As I state in the video, I don’t actually have answers to these questions. I need to come up with some answers, though, as I believe it will inform what I’m doing with my querying and with my goals on social media.
I used some different software to record and edit the video this time. Once I figured out how to use it, I was able to produce something in a fraction of the time it took me to do the first one. It also helped that I knew going into the recording that I could make mistakes, and that I just needed to give myself comfortable pauses for editing. I still have huge respect for people that do this regularly.
Let me know what you think of the video. What milestone should I use to trigger the third installment? What other things would you like me to talk about in video format as opposed to text?
Thanks for checking this out! Tomorrow, I’m either going to write a full entry on Branding based on the notes I took during the cruise, or I’m going to write about Brett Kavanaugh. My mood will determine which I cover. I have a feeling that when I start digging into my thoughts about Kavanaugh, I’m going to need to follow up the post with a good stiff drink.
I had to watch the video twice. The first time I couldn’t hear a word you said because I was too busy being struck by how much you look like the Grandpa’s Vail. Cool and wow!
I listened to what you had to say. I get the branding issue and why you would want to take care of that early.
I have always liked your writing. I think you write well. I would like it if you get published because then I would get to read more than one short story every three to five years.
I heard you say that writing makes happy, you feel like you have something to say and you want to be remembered. Do you need more than that?
I think I also want approval. I want people that don’t know me, that have never known me, to pick up my stories and love them without reservation.
I can’t really get that by just handing my stories to friends and family.