Listening #IWSG

Ack! It’s Camp NaNo and I’ve taken on likely more than I can manage. I’ve got a table at Gem State Comic Con this weekend that I need to make sure I have everything prepped for. Signed up/paid for two more events this summer this month. Pinewood Derby for my daughter’s Pack was earlier this week (sorry, no pictures – I was running around with my iPad and a list of racers and their numbers which made me look official enough or something to get ALL the questions). And there’s still plenty more on the calendar that I don’t want to think about right now.

Doesn’t leave much time for other projects to try and get to at the moment. Though book 7 edits is the project for Camp NaNo so at least there’s progress there.

IWSG question of the month: Have any of your books been made into audio books? If so, what is the main challenge in producing an audiobook?

Not yet. I’m exploring options still, but unless I can bring that cost much further down, I cannot afford to make any of them into audiobooks. I have a decent mic and the program to do it myself, but I’m not certain I would be the best person to be the narrator. I don’t have the training as a voice over actor. Though I could probably muddle through what I vaguely remember of audio production.

That and I have a pair of noisemakers in the house even when I’m the only human there and a surprisingly busy neighborhood. I’d have to invest in some soundproofing.

So, I am still looking into doing audiobooks when I have the chance, but for the moment it has to be set on the “I’ll get to it eventually” pile that is ever growing. The thought of running a Kickstarter or something with Patreon or Ko-Fi has crossed my mind to help with the cost, but I’m not sure I would make it for one book to be produced (and having six out currently that could be done as audiobooks makes those numbers look even more insurmountable).

For now, it’s back to getting ready for the con this weekend. I can definitely say I’ll also be at Gem State Gaming Convention this summer (I’ve missed this con!). The other one is always weird to try and announce early because I’m never quite sure I have my spot until I start getting responses closer to the event. I’m very much hoping other events return or are able to run fully again.

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2 thoughts on “Listening #IWSG

  1. I might end up seeing you this weekend. My best friend has never been to a comic con, so I told her about the Gem State Comic Con and offered to take her. Don’t know what time we’re going yet, but if I do cross your booth, I’ll be sure to say hi!

    1. It’ll be great to see you if you happen by! I know they’ve got the center and south buildings and I think the vendors are in the latter. I’m praying they moved the panels to the other. Listening to what amounted to Charlie Brown’s teacher all day gave me a migraine by the end of it last year. x.x

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