Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Audiobook progress...

Well, I've almost finished editing the files. I need to record opening and closing credits and select a sample, and upload it all, but the hope is to have completed that by the end of the week. ACX then check the files, but I'm hoping that the audiobook will be available sometime in April. It will be done as far as my side is concerned...

The covers are almost all done (MiblArt are based in Ukraine, so there have been a couple of understandable delays!). All of the books are done; I'm just waiting on the audiobook cover for the box-set (as I'll be adding that, too, ultimately).

All very exciting (and a little scary!).

In other news, the final edits for "Chaos" are back, so as soon as I have finished all the work for the audiobook of "Aegyir Rises" I will be finalising the edits on "Chaos". All go!


I might need to have another look at my schedule for the next few weeks as we're getting the roof above where I record the audiobooks replaced... it might not be the quietest place in the house while that's happening!

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Audiobooks...


I've finally managed to make a start on them. I know... I was supposed to have started on them last year, but then... life happened. And death.

But, I've done all the recordings for "Aegyir Rises" and I'm currently going through them, doing the edits. That's both time-consuming and mind-numbingly dull, which means my head has far too much time and so is free-wheeling, and the two new characters who've been nipping my head for a few weeks are now in full-blown fog-horn bellowing mode.

Thanks for that.

The great news is, that I'll have plenty to write about once I finish doing all the audiobooks.

The bad news is, I shall be recording/editing audiobooks until the end of October, I think! Unless I speed up significantly!

I'm not actually exaggerating. If it's taking me 4 weeks to do "Aegyir Rises", it will take me about the same for "Aeron Returns", maybe a smidgen longer. Probably at least a week longer for "War" (it's a much longer book) - so maybe 5 weeks; possibly even 6. 4-5 weeks to do "Invasion". 5 weeks to do "Chaos" (unless my editor has managed to lose about 5K words from it for me). Plus I'm away on holiday for a couple of weeks, and I'll need 2-3 weeks on finalising "Chaos" and getting the paperback interior sorted, and the Kindle version etc. etc. So, hmm... yeah... Maybe by the end of October I can actually get back to writing. Unless I go insane first with the audiobooks!

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

The voices have started again...


Whisper, whisper, whisper.
Well, that's how they started. Right now, they've moved on to full-on bellowing at me.

Yes. Two new characters. Who don't care that I have "Chaos" to finalise, then "A Promise Through Time" to edit, never mind "Shiny New Thing" to write. Oh, no. They want to be heard.

Now.

NOW!

Hmm. They need to wait their turn.

Except they won't. They'll just get louder and louder until I cave in and make some notes about them. I have no plot associated with these characters. Not yet. Although that will come as soon as I start making notes on them.

You know, sometimes, writer's block looks awfully inviting.

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Book offers!

 I've teamed up with some other authors to bring you a couple of book bundles. All of the books are free to read on Kindle Unlimited, and there are over a hundred to choose from!

Don't have Kindle Unlimited? Well, in the first bundle there's an offer for a free month's trial. There's also  a chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card. Don't miss out!



What caught your eye? Which books did you choose to read? Drop me a note in the comments?