Category Archives: Vlogs

Vlogs. -Video stuff.

Vlog #6

 

Some random stuff this week. Nothing too terribly exciting, besides word count and some book recommendations.

‘The Claiming Words’ by Tricia Drammeh – http://amzn.to/URuCEh
Tricia’s Facebook Page – http://on.fb.me/UDuu6a

‘Marked’ by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast – http://amzn.to/VN8hnc

Jim Butcher  (Seriously, just read everything) – http://amzn.to/UOGVxp

REDHAVEN::

The first three chapters are up, in all of their rough draft glory. Figment sort of ate my formatting, but you can still read it well enough. It hasn’t been edited, so there’s probably some typos, but put it up mostly so I could share it around.
http://figment.com/books/489229-Redhaven

On Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/authorvictoriabarrow

Keep updated with the blog:
https://authorvictoriabarrow.wordpress.com

Pinterest Board of Inspiritation (Because why not):

[[Music is (C) The Secret Path by The Moon & The Nightspirit. I do not claim ownership and all rights go to them. ]]

Vlog #5

 

Me rambling (I tend to do that I’ve noticed :I ) about new year, my goals, and reaching half completion with my book.

 

Vlog #4

 

Today’s topic is the monster that is self-doubt. Sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re cut out for your target industry. Sometimes it’s intimidating.

 

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Figment (First 3 undedited chapters) http://figment.com/books/489229-Redhaven

Blog: authorvictoriabarrow.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToriBarrow

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RedhavenSaga

Pinterest Inspiration Board: http://pinterest.com/honeyshadow/redhaven/

Cautious Optimism

Some thoughts this week.

Afraid of readers.

So, this is a combo vlog/video response to Shelina from WriterInspired. The original video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx07mVbqpS8
and her wordpress is here: http://awriterinspired.wordpress.com/page/2/

 

Transcript-y thingy:

Hi, my name is Victoria and this is a combination video response and vlog #2.

 

I found a blog today that had a vlog on it that really hit home with me, and I wanted to make a video response to Shelina, who is the author of the WriterInspired blog and the vlog I’m responding to.

 

I just wanted to say that you are not alone in this. All writer’s are afraid. Like… seriously. Especially for me, like, I’m terrified when I put anything out. Even on the blog, especially with the stuff I’m actually writing, but with the blog too.

 

I think that all writers, experienced and new writers, (especially new writers) are afraid of their readers. Like… any readers.

 

You said that the artist’ side of us is sensitive, and thats true. Like, pretty much nail on the head. We’re fragile when we show someone our work. We’ve cultured this thing and we’ve given it a life, and we’ve like, given birth to this story and these writings, and this whole world, and we show it to someone its absolutely terrifying. We’ve put all of this work into it, and to get a bad review, or a negative word about it is almost physically painful.
When I’m sharing something on the blog, or I’m sharing a piece of something that I’ve written, I’m… and I think this goes for all writers, you’re sharing a portion of yourself with people you dont know. Even when you’re sharing it with friends, its scary, because sometimes they’re honest, and… honesty sometimes hurts. Not gonna lie.

 

Sometimes I feel like I just wanna keep it all to myself, and never show anybody ever, and everybody can go away, and I can just write for myself. But, if I did that I wouldnt get anywhere.

 

I also think that honest feedback while sometimes… painful… is necessary for growth, and its part of a growing pain, and if I had to give you any advice.. Well, its not really advice, but…. we all feel like that. And we all experience the fear of putting our stuff out to be read,

 

And I dont know exactly how I’m dealing with it, because I just started, but I’m just trying to truck through it and take any criticism I get as something useful rather than “oh my god, they’re beating up on my brain child.”

 

So.. yeah. We’re all with you, we’re all afraid, you’re not the only one. Um… but yeah, just wanted to let you know. You’re not alone, we’re all afraid, we all have… this fear.

I started a vlog to document my journey to publish my book. (I keep calling it a journey, but I cant think of any other suitable synonyms… project maybe?)

Either way, here’s me talking about stuff and things.

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