Hello everyone, it’s a wet evening here in Eau Claire, a very wet introduction to Friday, which is also supposed to be just as wet.
Just finished a book for a client in nearly record time, and was properly compensated for it. I haven’t recorded many audiobooks in the course of one week, but in this case, I have. Didn’t even have to work nights. Being able to work during the day has made an immense difference in my workload and how fast I can manage to get it done.
Speaking of workload, went through a spell that was drier than usual. Par for the course, these things happen when you’re freelancing it. This instance seemed longer, even though it was similar to a dry spell I had back in January of 2020. It’s nervewracking, the unknown; not knowing if/when the next book comes in…it can make you a bit on edge. It also lights a fire. I motivated myself to keep auditioning, audition more than I have, seek more opportunities, and diversify. It paid off. There’s something to be said about not taking your foot off of the gas, and now I’m busier than I’ve been in a while.
Part of what I’m working on is audio editing for other people, which is something I used to do, but up until recently, it’s been all my work. I like it, since it seems like it’s working on half a project, which essentially, it is. But I get to work on narrating the projects I choose, and have plenty of time to work on editing/production on the side.
Finally, training with Scott Brick next week. This has been a dream in waiting. Love the guy’s work, and if you’re not familiar, he’s one of the true artists when it comes to audiobooks. His voice can elevate a mediocre book into something special. Hopefully, I can handle what he throws at me.
Alright everyone, stay dry, and have a great weekend!