So many of y'all do it, so here goes. I'm ditching my avatar for a real, recent pic of me because: a) I'm not working as a nurse anymore (though I do still wear scrubs...whew! I wouldn't want to have to change the name of my blog too!), and b) I think it's nice to have a visual of others on the internet.
I have to give Travis some props over at his blog with his latest post about what I can only describe as book "trailers," video clips manufactured to get your attention and hopefully boost sales of books. My comment on this idea was as follows:
As a reader, not an author, this idea appeals to me NOT ONE IOTA. I don't want some video clip to taint the story I am about to read. I don't want to be stuck with someone else's images of the characters, settings, voices, etc. It's the same reason I rarely ever see a movie based on a book without reading the book first. Then, and only then, I am free to be entertained and amused at how someone else's version of what I read was SO different than what I came up with myself.I want to approach a new read as a clean slate, a newborn babe, not with any preconceived notions. That, my friend, takes all the fun out of it for me.
His post got me thinking, what do people think I look like? My faithful readers must have some preconceived notion of what I look like.
So tell me, how do I match up to your mental images?
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