I won the Velvet Chocolatier Award for the Voice You Could Bathe In! Definitely adding that to the blurb when I finally finish the A Little Too Broken audiobook. If you want proof, check out (WARNING DIRTY) Kyle’s New Stepbrother on Soundcloud, embedded here:
I also won the Statistical Award for Most Listened-To Episode, which you can check out here, also on Soundcloud:
Yeah, the ALTB audiobook is at the bottom of my priority list. A, I have paid editorial work for $$ Now, that I need to do before anything else. Then B, I need to do my research/prep for On My Honor, so that leaves C, the labor intensive and potentially not at all lucrative audiobook. On the bright side, for a reader to get that Whispersync version of a $18 audiobook for simply pennies, they have to actually buy the ebook, not just borrow it on KU. So there’s that.
And it’s a grind. I’m good for about a solid 30-45 minutes of recording before I’m a goner and start stumbling etc. And editing, well, don’t get me started. The editing isn’t nearly as hard as chasing the fucking clicks around that get inserted every time I make a cut, which I have to then zap with the “de-clicker.” As I noted some time ago, my patience with “green pie” tasks is very low. And few things match narration production when it comes to repetitive, dull work that nonetheless requires total attention at all times. It’s like cooking v. cleaning – I’ll make dinner, but you gotta do the dishes and clean the counters etc.
But! Winning an award for my voice, well…it’s motivating. The goal is to get one audiobook out there and see how it goes. The dream is to make enough money on it that I can pay someone else to do the boring part next time…