Every now and then you need a blog post just to wrap up some odds and ends, and this is that kind of post.
Favorite, sold to the German publisher Boje last year, and will come out in German in September. The cover is the same, but the new title is Die Lilienvilla. I know that the "Die" in the title means "The," but despite several years of high school German, I'm stumped by "Lilienvilla." Online translators are no help either. If anyone out there has a clue, I'd love to know. And if the translator, Sabine Bhose, reads this, I'd love to hear from her. Email me, Sabine!
Next--regular commenter to the blog, writer Joshua Grover-David Patterson is doing a great series of posts on his blog Everybody Thinks They Can Write regarding film making. I have a new interest in screenplay writing and movies, mostly in that I've been trying to write a screenplay and am finding it challenging. What I have learned though, is that studying story structure in films is helping me with my novel writing. So if you write any kind of fiction at all, you might want to check out Joshua Grover-David Patterson's site.
Lastly--I recently signed up for something called VYou and discovered that the resolution in my laptop webcam is terrible. Regardless, VYou will soon be embedded in my site. The basic definition of VYou is "conversation video." Basically, it enables people to visit a site and type in a question for someone. That someone will then record video responses which can be accessed by anyone. The official description is:
VYou combines the intimacy of one-to-one conversation with the reach of broadcast. Send messages to users and get personalized video responses, or browse pre-recorded responses to messages submitted by others. Develop an engaged fan base by encouraging others to follow your responses. Share video responses via Facebook and Twitter, or embed a VYou profile on your website or blog.
The easiest way to understand it is to see it. My profile is here, if you want to check it out.
And not related to writing at all--my sister recently sent me this Youtube video saying it reminded her of me. I have no idea why that would be. Hmmm....Maybe because I can kick really high?
That's it for now.