The Small Stuff

Yikes, has it really been so long since I last posted? Ack! Well, it’s a good things, in that i’ve been pretty busy lately. I worked on several audiobooks, including Pride and Prejudice, The Last Valkyrie by Dietmar Wehr which I recorded for Audible Studios, and book three in the Dark Queens series by Jovee Winters. I recorded The Tinkerer’s Daughter by Jamie Sedgewick for Tantor Media, which will hopefully be coming out in a few weeks. Oh, and I recorded two more titles in the Ministry of Curiosities series by C.J. Archer, which again will hopefully be out in a few weeks.

I also got to attend an animation workshop with Bob Bergen, which I helped to plan. It was exhausting but so much fun. I still have to go through my notes, because there was so many little nuggets of information, and I can only retain so much of it. All in all, it’s been a good but busy few months.

Right now i’m getting ready for a big conference, and I have to admit, it has stressed me out. Y’see, i’m so used to living in my TARDIS that meetings large groups of narrators and publishers can be a little much for me. It’s left me snapping about stupid things, like what bag to bring, or the fact that the beautiful TARDIS business card holder I ordered never arrived. And then I got a little reminder today that this is just all small stuff. Yeah, I’m not booked out to the end of the year yet (like I was by this time last year) and I’m behind on my blog, but it’s not important. What’s important is the people you meet, the experiences you have, and the memories you take with you. I don’t know about anybody else, but I don’t want to waste another second worrying about what bag to take. I’m gonna go enjoy the sunshine with the people I love. And so should you!

The End of Another Productive Year!

Wow the month just flew by! The whole year did for that matter. I released not one, not two but three new audiobooks all of which are available for sale right now- audiobooks make great Christmas gifts by the way!

The first to come out was book two in Jovee Winters’ Dark Queens series, titled The Passionate Queen, a retelling of the Queen of Hearts story from Alice in Wonderland, featuring both new and familiar characters.

The second is book two in The Ministry of Curiosities series by C.J. Archer titled Her Majesty’s Necromancer (I just completed recording book three also, but that won’t be available until the end of January).

Lastly, book three in the Awakening series by Lisa M. Lilly called The Conflagration. This was the closest I’ve ever come to not pre-reading a book. I had pre-read it much earlier when Lisa asked me to help proof it, so I made notes back then, which meant that even I had forgotten certain plot details. It was enjoyable to (re)discover the story at the same time as my listeners.

It’s been a really busy and yet fruitful year. Admittedly, not as fruitful as I would like. I’m always hungry for more, what can I say? It’s my fault, I still need to balance my marketing and recording time better. I was booked out until the end of the year since May which is crazy. Even crazier: attending APAC for the first time and getting to meet so many audiobook narrator A-listers. I still can’t believe I did that. I met some great people, learned a LOT, and honestly can’t wait to go again. Hello New York City!!

Let’s see, what else is on the agenda for next year? Hopefully some audiobook coaching, as well as a new video game demo featuring all my new skills, and I’m actually going to be helping out with a workshop in July which is so exciting! Aside from that though, I’m not sure what I have work-wise lined up for next year. At least nothing definite. Which is scary, as I’ve shared before. The next few days for me will be working on that business plan some more, doing taxes and putting together a proper marketing and blogging calendar for next year.

Stay tuned!