Two weeks ago I set out to create a video in which writer friends took turns reading excerpts from Something Other than God.
I wanted to create a video that would give viewers a feel for the content of the book, while also involving people you might know who have been there for me along the way.
I finally got it finished late yesterday afternoon, as the first day of the book’s release drew to a close, and I was thrilled to see how it all came together. When I watched the final cut, I cried. Granted, part of that was probably extreme sleep deprivation — but I’ve watched it a few more times after a much-needed nap, and I still get tears in my eyes every time.
I’m so touched to see so many friends come together to support this project. I love it that most of them are authors too, and know the road that I am traveling well. As I see them on the screen, I think of the dramatic stories that have played out in their lives, many of which they’ve chronicled through their own blogs and books.
You know many of their stories too, since these are some of your favorite people. I’ll follow up later with a list of links to who is in the video, but for now I thought it would be fun for you to see who’s in it simply by watching it.
I CANNOT wait for you to see this. So, without further ado, I present to you:
33 of Your Favorite Bloggers and Authors Read
Excerpts from Something Other than God:
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Also: I’m flying out to EWTN today to do some show tapings! (I didn’t mention that previously because, for self-preservation reasons, I needed to believe that I was not really flying across the country the day after my book’s release.) I’m not sure when my episodes will air, but I’ll be updating on Twitter if they air this week.
In the meantime, I’ll be watching this video over and over again as I pack. If you see that it gets thousands of hits just today, don’t think it went viral — they’re probably all from me.
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