Greetings to whatever crowd is still sticking it out, reading these posts. Is there anyone out there? Am I just keyboard clacking away into the void? If a human writes and no one reads it, will it still garner a bad review? The probability seems high on that last one, but I'm not a math genius, so I'll let you figure it out.
Anyway, the point of this post is to tell whoever is out there about the current project I'm working on. No, not the novel I've been struggling to write for a few years. It's coming, but slower than I'd anticipated. This is something akin to the old Corn Flakes motto, “Taste it again, for the first time.”
A good friend of the wife's reached out to us as he'd started to get into voice acting. He asked if we'd be interested in turning my short story collection into a collection of audiobooks. Hell Yes, we'd be interested!!! This was a project we'd kicked around for a time but were never able to get off the ground. Well, it's finally happening to the delight of some (and maybe the chagrin of others?).
So, now we have Zach Veaner doing the voice work. He’s worked on a few projects before, such as the voice of Andor, the Elven Alchemist in DominiGames’ “Enchanted Kingdom: Descent of the Elders,” and Tom in the independent short film, “The Raising of the Cassandra.” You can follow him at his twitter handle @ZVeanerVO. As an added bonus, I've commissioned an artist, David Hoult, to do designs for each story. He’s a local artist and you can check out some of his work through his instagram account that you can check out here!
We're going to release them starting this summer on a monthly basis. If you haven't had the chance to pick up the collection yet, this would be a good thing to hold out for. It's got some extra goodies/bells-and-whistles/bang-for-your-buck that is more than worth the low, low, low price of something I haven't figured out yet. I'll get back to you when I do.
It’s a cool project to undertake as there’s not much actual work for me to do (if you didn’t know before, writers are notoriously lazy). It’s a cool process since we’re learning more in the DIY phase of how to produce not just a regular book, but an audio one as well. The more information we gather and the more we experience through trial and error will ultimately pay off if we (the wife and I) ever decide to open our own publishing company. One can dream, can they not?
So, that’s it. I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on the progress of my novel as it nears completion. The current word count is roughly 90,000 for the first, verrrry rough draft, but at least that’s something.
Thanks for reading and until next time.