Who Would’ve Thought…

…that it would be this difficult to secure a narrator for my audiobook? It started off great and although the few that I auditioned weren’t the right voices for my novel, Relations, it seemed as if the interest was there. Now it isn’t. I really don’t know. I’m assuming that it’s due to my modest book sales. Hey, you gotta start somewhere.

Have you authors whose books are available in an audio format as well had this problem? If so, what did you do to resolve it?


The Waiting Begins

Okay, so about two weeks ago, I told all of you about plunging into the world of audiobooks. It started off great. I listened to three narrators the day after I put out the call for them. However, there are two that have not auditioned for me but I have listened to their audio samples who I think would be perfect to read for my novel, Relations.

My problem? I haven’t been able to get in touch with either of them.

Have you ever called a repairman, agree on what needs to be done at your home, set aside a block of time to wait for him and he doesn’t show up?

Don’t you hate that?

I hate that!

Yeah, I know, the comparisons aren’t quite the same. I haven’t secured a narrator yet. It’s through no fault of mine. They are nowhere to be found.

I’m ready to get on with the project and this throws a monkey wrench in my plans. What to do?

Stay tuned.



Can You Hear Me (or My Adventure in the World of Audiobooks)

I have been asked whether my novel, Relations, was available as an audiobook. Crestfallen, I had to admit that it was not.

Well, it will not be that way for much longer for I am delving into that dark and scary but envy-inducing world of audiobooks! Envy-inducing because I have considered the audiobook option for quite a while now and envied those authors who were brave enough to take the plunge. Scary because quite frankly, most things that are unknown to us are scary-at least to me, especially when it comes to contracts and other legal documents. Will it be worth the hard work and sacrifice?

Sacrifice, you say?

Yeah, sure. I mean, look at what day it is! I should be kicking back, savoring Christmas Eve or at least running around the town for last minute bargains. Not!

I’ll keep you appraised of my progress. I have already listened to two auditions! Can you guess what I’m wishing for Christmas?