Sunday, September 1, 2013

PRODUCTIVE BREAKS (HOLLY SCHINDLER)

Admittedly, I'm not very good at taking breaks, doing nothing, vegging out.  I haven't had a full-on completely work-free vacation in nearly fifteen years, and count on one hand the number of days I've taken off from work since 2001, when I became a full-time author.

I am, though, pretty good at filling the tank in a productive way.  For example: I recently pushed myself away from the writing desk to start adding some video content to a new site I created for young readers (my next book to release will be my first MG, THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY).

To get in the groove of making short vids, I started out by doing a couple of short videos about my YAs, A BLUE SO DARK and PLAYING HURT.





I love promotions that allow me to be creative, think of my books in new ways, and get me away from my desk for a moment and out in the sun...

7 comments:

  1. Holly, I love both these videos! They offer added dimensions about your characters and your process that will spark further thoughts in the kids who watch them. Nice work! I'm so looking forward to SUNSHINE AND LUCKY!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm JUST beginning to think about an online tour for THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY. Give me a holler: writehollyschindler (at) yahoo (dot) com, and I'll make sure you're a stop on the tour.

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  2. Thanks for sharing these. Playing Hurt is one of my favorite reads for 2013.

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    1. LOVE that! That makes my day. If you're interested in MG books, shoot me a message: writehollyschindler (at) yahoo (dot) com. I'm putting together a blog tour for my next release, THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY.

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  3. These are great videos, Holly! Thank you for sharing them. They're an inspiration to authors who may not have the means or the desire to produce a book trailer, but want to share something more about their work. Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I love putting them together...

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  4. Great videos! Love that you've found this other creative outlet that is fun AND furthers your writing promo efforts. Very cool!

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