I am slowly, but surely, learning my way around my video editing software a bit more. I completed my Bean Bunny painting today and compiled my footage together into a video on my YouTube page. I had a bit of trouble with the quality of the paint as I went along, but I think we got somewhere. Cheers!
Just some short and sweet, spoopy painting on good ol’ Jack. I am still learning how to film and edit, but I think I see progress. Where, you ask? Just ask Jack. He was there.
I love Jack-O-Lanterns. I should put a pumpkin in my next book. How’s your current work in progress? Let us know in the comments below. Enjoy everyone.
I wombled up to bat today and took a swing at reading a few pages of my book, Memory Bound. This short excerpt is taken from the beginning of the prologue on pages 1-2. Memory Bound is a horror book and can be found on Amazon in both hard copy (soft cover) and as an e-book. Or you can request your local library to order a copy for you to read and to add to their circulation.
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My camera came today for my forthcoming YouTube channel. The UPS truck backed into our driveway and gave a friendly “Toot! Toot!” on his horn. It was getting darker outside and thundering in the distance when the saint went to sign for the box. I couldn’t help but think of the oft’ used phrase, “It was a dark and stormy night…” What a nice start to a horror author’s YouTube adventure, I thought to myself, amused…
Some general information on the channel thus far:
- I’ll be staying off camera mostly and will probably be using subtitles with background music. I’m sure the style will evolve as I learn and become more comfortable, but this is my foundation so far.
- I’ll be doing arts and crafts projects, discussing literature, the horror genre and writing as a whole. I’ll be talking about my own writing, too, of course.
- One of my goals is to film a book trailer for Memory Bound. This will definitely be a bigger project that will take some time, but I’m looking forward to the process. Hopefully we don’t scare the neighbors too much…
I hope you’ll join us on this adventure. I’m going to start filming tomorrow to test out some ideas and get used to the software I’ll be using. It’s definitely a big step for me, but it’s a dream I’ve had for a long, long time. 😊
Are you on Author YouTube? If so, let me know in the comments below. Happy writing until then and please hit that YouTube subscribe button and click on the bell for all notifications.
I was interviewed recently by fellow blogger and author, R.J. Garcia. You can check out the interview here (I’m the 1/31/20 interview). I talk about my book, Memory Bound and give some thoughts on writing and the horror genre.
Be sure to check out Garcia’s blog and books page, and subscribe to hear more about her upcoming works. She keeps an ear out for authors looking to talk about their work as well, so if you’re interested check that out as well.
Thanks everyone and happy writing. ✏️
I asked what you would like me to blog about and I had quite a few ideas requested. So here’s the first one from my Star Jar:
“Why the name Peregrine Arc?”
Happy one year anniversary to my blog and my official writing adventures as an Indie Author! Thank you to all those who have joined me on the journey. All together now–ker-kaw!
In 2019, I’ll continue doing the Creativity Contests. I hope it helps all of us on developing our writing and imaginations. I would like this blog to be a supportive place for fellow writers where all our journeys are different and valued. 😊
Here are some highlights from year one of Peregrine Arc. There’s more to come in 2019, so click that subscribe button to join us on the flight!
Thank you everyone! 🎉
And while you’re here, internet wanderer, care to join in on a creative writing contest? No winners or losers, just fun and camraderie in the fields of imagination.
This is my first, real book publication. I hope you enjoy a good horror read filled with layers of provoking thoughts, what if’s and dark corners. Oh, and of course, a dog. If you follow along with my writing, you’ll see dogs are a reoccurring theme.
If you like the cover art, please check out the below links to look into getting your own cover art done. The artist I worked with was Donna Dean. Her and her fellow artists created the following websites to display their work. Please be sure to check them out.
My primary editor was Ms. Starr Waddell of Quiethouse Editing. She was fantastic to work with, I highly recommend her. Please check her out as well.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/329885747745145/
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Book_Cover_Artists
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/book_cover_artists_marketplace/
- Donna’s Book Covers: https://www.donnadean.ca/BOOKCOVERS
More updates and blogs soon to come! Thank you everyone.
Interviewer: “Good afternoon, Arcians! We are excited to have with us today, up and coming indie author A.R. Clayton. Peregrine Arc is her platform and Memory Bound is her first pending publication. Welcome!”
Author: “Thank you. I don’t know what an Arcian is but thank you for having me.”
Interviewer: “It’s something I came up with backstage. Your followers need a name, right?”
Author: “Do they?”
Interviewer: “…Yes. Yes they do. Moving on. First question from our fans. What inspired you to be a writer?”
Author: “I’m still stuck on the Arcian thing. Followers should already have names, unless the hospital forgot to write them in on their birth certificate. Or their parents couldn’t make up their minds. Or maybe they were switched at birth, and their actual name is something horrible, like Swinebottom. Imagine finding that out when you’re twenty. That would be dreadful…”