Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Singing the Song

I’m pretty much through with the rewrites on THE SONG OF THE SWORD. I’ll go over the text one more time, take one last look for the small things, and then prepare it for publication. The print version first, so I can get a proof copy in my hands before I ‘officially’ release it, both in print and ebook.

In the mean time, I’ve decided to create a ‘book trailer’ for the novel. Since the original TSOTS, before it ever became a book, was a song/poem, I will attempt to record a version to go with some simple graphics — which I have already created and loaded into Movie Maker this morning. All that is needed is to add music.

Now, ideally, that would include a male chorus, harps, string section, etc, but I think the basic finger-picking backing track I’ve prepared will have to suffice (the minstrels in the book would have sung it to the simple accompaniment of a bowed rebec). Similarly, it would have been nice to have video of a large number of armored men on horseback, but that’s not going to happen! I don’t exactly have a Game of Thrones budget here.

On the subject of music, once I finish this I really should set up and get to creating one of the long-promised recording projects. I hope I can shift gears!

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