The Song of Hope in My Blindness 

“What Faith Can Do”

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35-Day Author Blog Journey – Day 18

As I near the first anniversary of my first published book, I am almost as excited and have nearly as much anticipation as I did when it first came out – October 4, 2014. This past month I’ve been looking at the milestones leading up to that day.

When I decided to put a trailer together for my book so I looked at many different kinds of trailers. I went back and forth between humor and inspiration. I decided that the best trailers were ones with a song to capture the essence of the book. So if I wanted to do the same for my book, I had to figure out the overriding message. Finally, I narrowed it down to hope in a difficult journey. It combined elements of faith, surrender and resilience

One day I saw a book trailer I loved. I found out it was the book of someone in my own writing group! The author kindly gave me the name of the woman who put it together  and I contacted her. She said she would be delighted to make my trailer –  but I had to supply the music.

I’m not very knowledgeable about music so I turned to my readers.

I had one reader who was also a blogger. She always seemed to choose the most appropriate and inspirational songs to go along with her posts. Since she’d already read my book and had such a great knack for choosing the right music, I crossed my fingers. Could she recommend a song?

A few days later, she sent me three youtube clips of various artists.

I was drawn to the song, “What Faith Can Do,” written and sung by a  group called Kutlas. But to really know if it captured the spirit of my book, I had to see the lyrics. Because of my hearing loss, I couldn’t catch all the words. So I googled the group and found a version with an overlay of the lyrics. By the end of the song, I had fallen in love with it.

I couldn’t believe how this song so aptly conveyed the message of my book. It was as if it were were written for it!

Every time I listen to it, I feel encouraged. I know that God is teaching me to trust him in my difficulties. When I feel tired or frightened or overwhelmed by the challenges of losing my sight and hearing, I remind myself that God knows what I’m going through.  He will comfort me. I will never be alone.

He is also the God of miracles.  Who knows what the future holds? Maybe even a cure for Usher Syndrome in my lifetime.

I returned to Tabitha Stokes, the woman who I wanted to make my book trailer and gave her the music. She looked through my photographs and the description of my book and came up with this trailer.

I’m thrilled with the end result and believe that God guided me to this young woman who had the skills to bring the message of my book to life.

So if you are looking for a company to make your book trailer, I recommend Tabitha’s business, Amazeball Book Services. If you are looking for someone to help you promote your book with a giveaway and that kind of thingAmazeballs Book Addicts might well fit your needs. 

What do you think of my book trailer? Has it piqued your interest to find out more about my book? 

You have just read “The Song of Hope in My Blindness” by Amy L. Boviard. Copyright September 30, 2015. Don’t forget to leave a comment and share my post! Thanks.

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4 thoughts on “The Song of Hope in My Blindness

  • September 30, 2015 at 9:25 pm
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    The trailer is beautifully done, Amy. The song is perfect, and the images present you as an approachable, cheerful person. Yours is a book of hope.

  • September 30, 2015 at 10:55 pm
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    Thank you, Laura. 🙂
    So glad you like my trailer!

  • October 1, 2015 at 3:51 am
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    Amy, your beautiful video captures the spirit and faith deep inside of you and the lovely music helps everything meld together into a lovely tapestry of humor, adventure, strength and your will to keep moving forward.

  • October 1, 2015 at 5:04 am
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    Thank you so much, Brenda!
    I’m going to put your comment in my “Words of Encouragement” file!
    Amy

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