Going Behind the Scenes….Well, Sort of ;-)

Have you ever wondered what life as a writer is like? Well, you’re not the first one. So I thought I’d give you a bit of a look ‘behind the scenes’ in at least one writer’s life (With a little help from Richard Marx). ;-)

Hope you enjoy!
 

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28 responses to “Going Behind the Scenes….Well, Sort of ;-)

  1. Great video Margot – I’m gad I’m not the only one who has a glass of wine while I’m on my computer. The video looked great fun to make.

    • Sarah – Why, thank you! :-) – I will admit it was fun to do this. And with today’s technology, not too seriously difficult either. And – erm – don’t tell anyone will you but that was not the first time I’ve had a glass of wine while working on the computer…

  2. I think I read somewhere that it’s illegal to NOT drink wine while at the computer…at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it :)

    Fun video Margot…you writers definitely have it tougher than us finicky readers.

  3. kathy durkin

    Wow! What a great video! Being a writer surely takes a lot of hard work, fortitude — and ignoring those stupid rejection letters. It also takes a lot of coffee and wine, apparently! Good luck!

    • Kathy – Why, thank you :-) – And you’re right; writing is not for the squeamish. As far as the rejections go, unless a letter has something specific to teach me, well, it goes in the circular file and I just move on. The coffee definitely helps. So does the wine.

  4. Nice one, Margot! What would we do without coffee – and wine?

  5. I loved it! You’ve made me smile with the realisms of it before heading out to work this morning. Thanks for a great video Margot :)

  6. Fun!
    You seem to be happier when you write on red wine ;)

    • Dorte – Thank you :-) – You know, that happy expression was supposed to show that I had a really good idea for my story and was happy about it. At least that’s what I’m telling everyone … ;-)

  7. I do like a happy ending! Cheers Margot (I’m toasting with my mug of hot chocolate right now).

  8. Great video, Ms. Kinberg, and very innovative too. I suppose a “reject” letter from a publisher is akin to one from a potential employer. The emotional quotient would be the same in both situations. Pretty scary, huh?! But I’m glad it all worked out well for you in the end as I was pretty sure it would!

    • Prashant – Thank you :-) – And you make a very apt analogy to rejection letters from potential employers. The feeling is quite similar. I’ve been most fortunate to have a couple of books published so you could say I’m one of the lucky ones…

  9. kathy d.

    What about chocolate? There’s nothing quite like it to give instant energy, and also to lessen the impact of those ridiculous letters.

  10. Great fun video, Margot. A new career as an actress beckons? ;-)

    • Norman – Thank you :-) – And who knows? You may yet see me on film at some point ;-) – What’s interesting is that the original video that goes with this song depicts an actress trying to make it in Hollywood. After viewing it, I wonder whether life as an actress is any easier than life as a writer…

  11. That was fun, Margot, in a kind of poignant way. No one knows how hard it is to be a writer except for another writer. Good job.

    • Pat – Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed the video. Being a writer isn’t easy and I think anything that lightens the load a ibt can help. Glad this did.

  12. Great video, Margot. That was fun. As a reader, I do appreciate all the hard work and long hours writers put in. Through blogging I have come to realize just how much does go into writing a single book. I’m grateful you and other writers keep up the hard work so we readers have lots of intriguing stories to enjoy. I raise my cup of steaming coffee and say thanks for all you do.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

    • Mason – Why, thank you :-). I’m very glad you enjoyed the video. And honestly, we writers would be no-where – fast – without readers. We all need each other…

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