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Stereo Goals Day 6

With all of my re-recording finished it was finally time to export my audio files! It was a very exciting moment but still a tedious one.  Part of working with my father is that he loves to teach as he goes. That meant while I would much rather be catching up on some market research … Continue reading Stereo Goals Day 6

Stereo Goals Day 5

In the beginning, when I gave myself two weeks to record my audio book I hadn’t given a thought to the long editing and publication process. I thought it would take the whole two weeks to finish getting one recording from the beginning to the end of my book. However, since Day 4 was so … Continue reading Stereo Goals Day 5

Stereo Goals Day 4

I stepped into the studio ready to go. I’d warmed up my vocal chords beforehand by singing while getting ready and was able to do most of my narration with only one or two repetitions of each paragraph. My deadline was still a heavy weight on my shoulder but not because I wasn’t sure I … Continue reading Stereo Goals Day 4

Stereo Goals Day 3

The third day in the studio was a lot easier in some ways and harder in others. The pressure of having such a short time frame to complete my audiobook was getting to me. I rushed through my narration and it ended up taking longer than it should have because I kept getting tongue-tied. There … Continue reading Stereo Goals Day 3

Stereo Goals- Day One

The first thing I needed to decide was how to produce my audio book. As I mentioned in my previous post, a professional producer and voice actor are pretty expensive. It’s one of the major factors in the high cost of audiobooks in comparison to their print and digital counterparts. Narrating my own work cuts … Continue reading Stereo Goals- Day One

Because I’m Happyyyyyyy!!!!!

  Yes! I did it! I finished my first draft of Claude's Conquest: Maura's Men Book Two!!!! I'm so excited I'm doing a little dance as I type!  It's the weekend so I'm going to enjoy this writers high a bit longer before the reality of the editing process sets in. I also have a … Continue reading Because I’m Happyyyyyyy!!!!!

Feng Shui or Forget About It???

https://twitter.com/StellaLove4life/status/465970458941075456 Ever had that one chapter that was crucial to your plot line but you just couldn't find the perfect place to put it?  That's my latest dilemma as a novice writer.  There are about four different places I could put it but they all are somehow off.  Putting it at the beginning makes other … Continue reading Feng Shui or Forget About It???

Growing Pains of the Self-Pubbed

I love writing.  There is rarely a day that I don't want to be in front of my computer or curled up with a notebook, crafting my own personal masterpiece.  What I didn't expect was how much extra comes along with getting my work out there for others to read/enjoy.  My first novella only took … Continue reading Growing Pains of the Self-Pubbed

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