As is par for the course, life has been throwing its share of curve-balls my way, but I’ve managed to navigate them with my usual Aries stubbornness, and continue to record tracks from my second novel, ‘Strange Stories, Twisted Tales‘. I am currently working on recording ‘Easy Prey‘, and those familiar with the history of the story, know I never intended to write a vampire story, and wrote it intending it to be a jab at Twilight. Somewhere in the writing, however, this changed, and I found myself enjoying the characters and events that flowed from my pen, which was my only available writing instrument at the time. Recording these stories allows me to reconnect with the characters, and I find myself tempted to stop and write more about the adventures of what has become an interesting figure to me, but I stop myself. All things in time, I say.
All things in time.
It might take longer than I anticipated to record this second work, however, as some of the aforementioned curve-balls include the need to find better employment and a new place to live, both sizeable tasks on their own, much less together. I have faith I will be able to handle these as I have before – it’s not my first rodeo – and plan to build myself a dedicated space for recording in the process.
Onward and upward, folks. Onward and upward.
Until next time,
My first novel, Highway Hypnosis, is now available on Audible, and should be available on Amazon and iTunes within the next few days. I am now working on narrating the third story from Strange Stories, Twisted Tales. The stories in this volume are something of a different challenge in terms of recording; the tales contained in that volume contain some passages that will require some audio effects in order to deliver the proper tone, and I am enjoying the learning process. It is my hope to open myself to narration of other works on a freelance basis in the near future, I have found I enjoy both sides of the process, and look forward to being able to create a home studio in order to deliver an even better listening experience.
So, if you are into audio books, stop by Audible and give my book a listen. If you listen at home, you might want to keep the lights on.
Until Next Time,
It’s been an intense few weeks, with the promise of continuing to be so, but I cannot resist keeping my blog updated for my audience. For those few intrepid souls, I salute you.
Anywho…I understood when I began my writing it would be a learning experience – as all things in this life are -and the writing journey, along with its narration counterpart – has not disappointed in this regard. There have been some bumps along the road, but I have gained knowledge along the way, and it has been a rewarding process creatively, if not financially. One such bump has seen the delay of release of the hardbound versions of my novels, but it appears I have overcome that particular hurdle (and learning in the process), and the revised hardbound additions should be available on Amazon soon.
On the Audible front, the audio version of Highway Hypnosis should be available sometime on or after June 10, 2023. The files have all passed the ACX check on my software, and are awaiting QC approval. Here’s keeping my fingers crossed.
In the meantime, I have begun recording the Audible version of Strange Stories, Twisted Tales. The first story, The Minstrel, has been recorded, and I have begun work on Roadkill. I find I enjoy the recording process immensely – the audio processing not so much – but am determined to learn as much as I can on both ends of the process in order to produce the best result I can. I have a lot of irons in the fire on any given day, and plan to add even more, in the form of a video blog, in the near future, but I am confident the results will be well worth the effort.
Until next time,