My new book is being published on Patreon chapter by chapter before it’s released in hardcover, paperback, and ebook. So, I’m exploring interesting ways of making reading the book more entertaining, and some of that involves a little AI.
No! I’m not letting AI write the book for me. That’s insane. When AI started popping up all over the place, promising people it could write for them, I dreaded what was about to come. What will that do to writing? What will that do to writers?
So, I checked it out and laughed. My first thought was, thank goodness. It was the worst writing I could imagine, and I was very happy about that. If people care at all about the finished product, they won’t do it with AI.
But it does come in handy from time to time. I can create images that go along with the story. Then, an ad hit me about creating a short video, and I thought, what? Actually, that might be a good idea. If I can take a scene and make a gif out of it for the story, that might be worth doing.
So, I clicked on the ad and found an AI Video Generator with a prompt for words to describe the scene. So, I typed a scene that is in my book, “A bar full of college students with B.U. banners on the walls and the football game on every TV. A pool table sits in the middle of the room, and everyone has their faces in their smartphones.”
What I found ironic was in the next step. To make sure I was a real person, I had to check off that “I’m not a robot.” I had to tell the robot that I wasn’t one of them! AI doesn’t like it when other robots try to use it.
I think that’s discrimination. What if I was a robot, would I not be allowed to use AI to work for me? I’ve never seen anything discriminate against itself.
Speaking of my next book in Patreon…
Joker Joker Deuce
In a college town that caters to the student community, Jeph is an outsider even though he’s lived there all his life. He’s a loner who inherited his home from his mother, who was murdered by his stepfather before taking his own life.
Tracy is a freshman who is serious about college because she’s there on scholarship, and she can’t afford to lose it if she plans on turning her life around. Her roommate is determined to change all that and get Tracy to start enjoying college life instead of keeping her face in the books.
Jeph would have never known Tracy even existed if it wasn’t for her dating site profile Dawn set up for her one night just before going to bed. As detectives are investigating several murders in the area, they have put the entire college community on high alert. Despite the warnings, Tracy finds herself falling for one of her college professors, a married man who warns her to keep their relationship a secret.
As Jeph becomes more infatuated with Tracy, he learns about her hookup with the professor in a hotel room. Now, her life is in danger, and she doesn’t even know.
It’s a psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of a serial killer and keeps you guessing for the entire ride. Enjoy an excerpt! You’ll get addicted…
Joker Joker Deuce will be released through Amazon in print, ebook, and audio later this year. But you can read it now. Click here to find out more about the First Read program!