Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Solving the Pressure Problem

by Emily Conrad

I’ve spent approximately eight hours working on a 45-second video you probably won’t see.

The lost time and wasted effort saddens me.

The trouble is, I tend toward perfectionism unless I’m consciously warding it off, so when I set out to make a video talking about my debut novel Justice, it turned into this big scripted ordeal that didn’t appeal to the few people I showed it to.
When I’d hoped they say, “Yeah, this is fine,” instead they came back with suggestions that would mean redoing it from the start.

More work to look less scripted.

But, come to think of it, nothing with Jesus is a waste. I learned through the process, and I'm sharing about that over on Seriously Write today!

Ever spend hours perfecting something you may never use? Thankfully nothing with Jesus is a waste! Hope for when we want to get everything right and fail. @emilyrconrad


Friday's Feature with Emily Conrad

Read an excerpt from the first chapter of Justice on Theresa Lynn Hall's blog here!

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marilyn leach said...

Emily, the number of times I've done a marketing task, or written a "blah" introduction of a character, so on, I feel much the same. But our moments, as you say, count in the Lord's economy, great success at the end of them or not. Aren't we blessed? Cheers

Emily Conrad said...

Yes, Marilyn! We're blessed! Thanks for stopping by!

ARHuelsenbeck said...

Where's the video? Did you scrap it? I've made a couple. The first took me two months--it's two minutes long. There is a learning curve. I don't know what software you used to make it, but here's a great YouTube video about making a video with iMovie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF2mUJ0P3xU. It gets easier...

ARHuelsenbeck said...

I just saw something else about making a video. Don't worry about taking 8 hours to make a 45 sec. video.