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What the Hell Is an "Audio Book"?

2022-01-18

I've been attempting to record myself reading Hailey's Comet (brutally dissected edition). I've had so many people (strangely) ask me for audio recordings of my narratives. I guess people are actually interested in that for some reason. That seems so silly to me. I mean-- if you can't find time to read a short novel, simply copy the text to a voice simulator (like Android's "Hey-Google voice"). And, have your little i-thingy read it for you. I don't see the problem, here. But I figured-- if people are picky enough to ask for such a thing, why not attempt recording my stories the way *I* want?

I'm not (at all) pleased with what I have come up with so far. lol. My girlfriend was listening to some of my reading attempts. And, she seemed to think they're pretty good. In my opinion though, it's-- not great. I don't like the amount of time I have to spend recording. And, I'm not happy with the result. My recordings lack soul-- meaning I have not captured the *spirit* of Insanely Witty Stupidity in a recording, yet. I'm still thinking about this. I wanna practice acting ('cause, I wanna deliver narrative dialog in a way that is true to the story). And, I've always enjoyed simulating voices. But, I have to work on those (it takes time to develop a character voice that sounds right, you know-- on cue). I was thinking I might sell copies of audio recordings (as a way to raise funding for Insanely Witty Stupidity). I was also considering selling prints of my literature. But, we'll see about all that.

I feel like Ghosts of Glory High's ninth chapter is finished. I wrote what the next to last section called for (in my original plot summary) before Christmas. However, it seemed kinda dry to me. Also, it was a little short (I mean-- compared to the 469 paragraph monstrosity that is chapter 7). So, I decided to add a little something to the beginning of chapter nine. I was pretty disappointed I never managed to fit Wednesday's mom into my second Hailey's Follies book. So, I used a sorta brief chapter as an opportunity to describe Wednesday's bedroom a bit, have the girls interacting, and then have Mrs. Williams drop by to hug Wednesday and Hailey good night. I threw something extra in there while I was at it. Uh, well-- I've said too much. You'll have to wait until the book is ready to see what I mean. ;)

I've been pecking at a plot summary for the third Hailey's Follies book. I'm not too pleased with it, though. It doesn't really contain some of the things I want to write about. And then, it's thick with additional content I *don't* wanna write about. lol. You can't win for losing, sometimes. It takes careful crafting to create thoughtful literature. And I figure-- if I'm bored writing it, people will probably be bored reading it. So, I like to get that shit right before I commit to dictating a long winded narrative.

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