Monday, November 3, 2014

Coming Off the Busy Week....

I really wanted to have my first actual audiobook ready for your download before Halloween.  That's why I chose the only Mick and Casey ghost story. (The series does not usually have a paranormal element.)

However, it's a novella, which means it's about a half-hour of recording, and recording a half hour is exponentially more troublesome than recording 10 minutes.

Part of the problem was recording quality (the weak USB mic requires that I hold it close to my mouth, which means I have a "pop" problem) and partly because my elderly deaf cat may not be deaf.  It seems like as soon as I start recording now, she comes into the room yelling, and starts running around and sharpening her claws.

Which in turn wakes Max up, who says "Hey,  who are you talking to?  Can I eat this cable?"

As a result I had more re-recording to do than I expected, and not enough editing time anyway.


You guys are getting an audiobook ghost story for Thanksgiving instead. Or maybe Christmas....

I do have some interesting thoughts for you on Wednesday -- kind of a sideways step from the Discovering a Genre series. 

In the meantime, don't forget to vote.  Seriously.  Those who do not vote have no more power than those who cannot vote.

See you in the funny papers.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

My dog gets upset when I talk to myself/read my manuscript aloud. :) Who knows what goes through their minds?

The Daring Novelist said...

Yeah, Max doesn't like me doing audio, but Rita, as far as we can tell, is deaf.

(With cats, it's hard to tell, because they are capable of profoundly ignoring you. And they are also hyper aware of their surroundings, so when they do react, you can't tell if they felt a vibration.)

All I know for sure is that she is really loud, and has become more so as she gets older. (Sometimes I call her Yelly Yellington.)

Needless to say, her joining in doesn't help with recording.