Sunday, May 22, 2011

Finally Finished My WYRMEWOOD Movie

Yes, after about two weeks work I've finished my animated film on my first book, "WYRMEWOOD and the Forsaken Orb". If there could be a movie trailer for the book, this would be it. Check it out  at YouTube.com at:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SZ3cNqdV6E
and thanks for watching. :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Working on an animated video

I've been working on an animated video over the last several days. I'm using Microsoft Movie Maker to create it from a compilation of both photos and animated cells that I've created. The short film will be kinda like a trailer of sorts, like a movie trailer, but will be for my book "WYRMEWOOD and the Forsaken Orb" as it will cover a good bit of things in the book. Currently it is about half finished and when totally complete I will upload it to YouTube and also post it here on the Shelnuttarium.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Video of me Creating the Second Book Cover

Here is my first foray into the world of film/animation. I created a short, 2 minute or so, slideshow movie of how I made my second book cover. It shows many of the graphic images I used in making the cover page and the alterations I did with them. Microsoft Movie Maker was what I made this in. The music was one of the selections and it seemed to fit in with the presentation pretty well. I plan on making a short, 2 to 3 minute animated movie about my book "WYRMEWOOD and the Forsaken Orb" next and possibly upload it to YouTube if it is decent.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Smashwords Gives the Thumbs Up

My first book (Wyrmewood and the Forsaken Orb) has passed the testing phase and is approved for the Premium Content channels. This means that It will soon be available to a much larger readership as they will receive distribution to Smashwords retail channel partners such as Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, the Diesel eBook Store and others yet to be announced. It's all good news in any case, so hooray for me. :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I Did Some Modifying on my Cover

Here is my book cover after modifying it a bit (mainly improving the text for readability)

I am working on a new book

Yes, I've begun my second book, a novella, which covers the history of how Wyrmewood came about. I've made a cover page for it already. Here it is:

Friday, May 6, 2011

Found a fun and addictive game at Bing Games called Ice Breaker

I've been playing a game from Bing Games called Ice Breaker, which is very fun and addictive the last day or two. You can find it at this link:
Ice Breaker from Bing Online Games
Object is to save the little vikings by slicing pieces of ice or rope on the play field. Physics comes into play a great deal (gravity, forces, weight, etc.) Trying to figure out just what you need to do to get the vikings to their ship is half of the task, then doing it is your next step. There's no clock or timer to worry about, you have all the time you need. I haven't really watched my score much, so I couldn't say if there are any penalties for failing. I do know that you get 30 slices per screen & if you haven't succeeded by then you have to start that screen over.
Give it a try.
Another game I found there is called "Wake the Royalty" & it is much in the same vein as "Ice Breaker";
Wake The Royalty from Bing Online Games

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Forced to Use Either IE or Chrome

I cannot get Firefox working with Amazon.com, so I'll have to use either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. I've looked at them and both look okay. Neither are to me as intuitive as Firefox was, but IE seems a little better than Chrome. In any case, I'm able to purchase things on Amazon.com once again thank goodness. I just hope Firefox gets fixed someday so I can use it again.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Buying Books For My Kindle For PC Not Working

I'm not sure why but it seems that I cannot buy Kindle books for my Kindle for PC any longer. I bought several ebooks this way about a week ago, but now I cannot. I've checked everything I can think of, even reinstalled my Kindle for PC a couple of times, but nothing I do or check seems to do anything. I hope I can figure out this problem, I'd like to keep buying Kindle ebooks.