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Audible Update – Roadkill

Greetings!

I have finished recording “Roadkill“, the second story in “Strange Stories, Twisted Tales“, for Audible.  Again.  I say that with humor, because although I have done the story a total of three times, the quality of the recording has improved with each iteration.  This version is complete with title music and sound transitions, a process I began after recording several stories for the Audible version.  Thus, several of the later stories have already been finished, along with the sound effec5s, but the idea did not become firmly implanted until I was about a third of the way through re-recording the book after losing my hard drive.

I do enjoy the learning process involved in this work, and look forward to bringing the remaining stories to life.  I am doing my best to remain patient, despite my desire to finish and release the book, as I want to continually raise the bar in order to bring the best of my work to the public.  Only time will tell if I will be successful.  In the meantime, I will continue to work and learn.

Until Next Time,

~Namaste

News and Audible Update 2-24

Greetings.

There have been quite a few things happening since my last post, so here is a quick update to catch up on what has become an exciting time.

On the news side of the coin, I have started a new day job, one which will allow me to use my after work hours for something more productive than rest.  Although slow to relieve the effects of my last job, I am starting to regain my energy, and have been devoting my time to both my Audible project, and the task of looking for a future new home and studio.

I have finished part one of ‘Roadkill’, one of about a dozen stories that comprise “Strange Stories, Twisted Tales”, complete with accompanying sound transitions and title music.  I am taking my time with the recording and producing of this work; one of my main flaws as a creative was I allowed my excitement at releasing new work to rush me, and the final result would suffer as a result.  Learning the skills associated with recording a book for Audible has had a beneficial effect in this regard, and allowed me to slow down in order to give the best performance and product of which I am capable.  Part of this tale begins tonight.  I have been more satisfied with the results than I expected and hope to have more news in the near future.  Several other announcements are on the way, so stay tuned!

Until Next Time,

~Namaste

Audible Update: Jan. 28, 2024

Greetings all,

Another update in less than a week you say? Inconceivable!  No, but considering how much I have on my plate at the moment, it comes as a surprise.  In the midst of a number of new events in my life, I do my best to retain something of a schedule in recording ‘Strange Stories, Twisted Tales‘ for Audible.  One of my least productive traits was that I have allowed my excitement at bringing a work to fruition that it became my own worst enemy.  In having to record my work multiple times, I have begun to learn some patience in regards to the recording process, and I think the result has been well worth the effort, so much so that at some point in the future, I will have to revise the narration of my first novel as well.

Learning new skills – narration, audio recording and mixing, has been an interesting experience so far, despite the learning curve.  I have always enjoyed learning new skills, and have seen some improvement in these areas since I first began.  It is my hope to eventually open myself to commissioned narration work in the future, and as long as I continue to learn and apply that knowledge, it does not seem to be an unreasonable goal.

There are three more stories I need to re-record for clarity and to add the sound transitions and title music before I can more on to the second half of the book.  I will continue to post updates on my progress, so stay tuned!

Until Next Time,

~Namaste