video: make your own luck
I’ve just made a new trailer for Get Lucky that tries to feel a little bit like the book.
I’ve been trying to make this video for a while. I’ve had the images and music lined up forever. But I had trouble finding the right words. I tried reading a few different book excerpts, but nothing was right. So I finally put the whole project aside.
And it’s amazing how, with creative things, NOT thinking about a problem so often solves it. Or, at least, not concentrating on a problem. I just kind of put this video project on a shelf in the back of my head and did a gazillion other things for a while.
And then, the other day, my husband was messing around online, and he said, “You should make a word cloud out of the first chapter of Get Lucky.”
Y’all know what word clouds are, right? Word clouds lay out words from a piece of writing visually. Like, for example, here’s my author bio as a word cloud:
And as soon as I heard my husband say that, I also heard a little “ding!” The ding of my mind finally, suddenly, knowing with total certainty exactly what to do. Like magic. My very favorite kind of magic.