I love Podiobooks, don’t get me wrong, but there’s just something about professional audiobooks that are really top-shelf.
I try to read as much as possible, as should you. As an aspiring author, I’m never one to turn down ideas and inspiration. There’s a common motiff in fantasy to make things epic. Save the world from the evil dark overlord. The hero must rise from humble beginnings, take up his sword, save the princess, and vanquish the darkness.
According to Charlie Stross, we do. He has a good point, it is becoming over-exposed and little pervasive.
Because I have the attention span of a gnat, I need to work on other parts of the book to keep me occupied.
For my fellow authors keeping tabs on me, I’m putting the word count over on right-hand side of the blog, along with the percentage to 70,000 and the number of chapters I’m through.
So, I’ve got OneNote installed on the home laptop and a plan to get this book done!
OK, so I’ve written up a nice two page outline, redoing the story for Embarkation and I’m feeling much, MUCH better about it. Bit of a wake-up call for me and I’m OK with it.
I’ve had a fair number of positive comments on the sample chapter of Crystal Tech. That said, I think I’m starting over. I’ve hit a few obsticals that are just getting me hung up and I can’t move past. I’ll enumerate them as a warning for other authors
Check out the AUDIO VERSION of Chapter One of Embarkation. That’s right boys and girls, a first pass at an audio version of the book.
That’s right ladies and germs, we’ve broken the half-way mark on our journey to a finished novel.