First of all, happy Star Wars day!
Second, I decided I wanted to make an audio book version of Elf Mastery. As I can't afford a voice actor, and I have always been told I have a good voice for narration, I decided to do it myself. I have a good microphone and am using Audacity, which is a free program. There is a bit of a learning curve, as there has been with each format. First is the recording environment. I needed a quiet area with no background/white noise. A friend recommended my clothes closet, which worked but for the hollow sound. What I ended up doing is sitting on a pile of laundry, on a carpeted closet floor, with clothes hanging in front of and behind me, and a blanket draped over the clothing pole (where the hangers are). It's basically a little fort. It works! The sound is coming out crisp and clear. Of course, I still need to run through and correct errors (if I make a pronunciation error I pause, re-say it, and go back later and delete the mistake.) Also I need to delete the mouse-clicks that register when I turn the pages as I read. Anyway just a little tip for any of you contemplating your own audio book.
I recently finished several years of employment with the Canadian government to pursue a Master's degree. My secret goal is to become a self-sustaining author. This blog is dedicated to the first book I have ever put on the market.