While going through the last of my keepsakes from teaching, I found 2 lists of students who had requested a copy of my book, Too Many Choices, a comedy about high school drama. I just finished gifting them a book from Amazon. Really!! It’s about time, after 7 1/2 months! Sorry ’bout that!
Our first audio book went live today on Audible.com!!! Check out Consuming Fire: An Alexa Silven Novel – it will be good listening with suspense and adventure built right in! I know – after recording it twice, I’ve practically memorized it!
After recording all 150 pages of our first novel, Consuming Fire: An Alexa Silven Novel, it was decided by my partner and editor, Dan, and me that the use of distinctive voices for the various characters was too confusing for an audio book. So…I recorded it a second time and developed a new style and narrator voice. Finally, we both agreed it was perfect. It was really exciting when we submitted it on December 27 for approval as an audio book. Can’t wait to get our first audio book online with audible.com. Stay posted… we should know if any changes are required within the next few days!! YEEHAW!!!!
When you see this movie, you know you are seeing a quality, blockbuster film. I usually don’t recommend movies, but this one is exceptional. Hope you get a chance to see it – you’ll be inspired and amazed.
It’s a ton of fun…, or is that work? Getting the chapters together for the final recording… it’s like learning a new skills set – audio recording and editing is WORK but also fun – that is, when it’s done! The Creatives at the Apple Store are really helpful with teaching me about Garageband. Thank the good Lord that they are there! Submission of first novel, Consuming Fire: An Alexa Silven Novel should happen by the end of November….hope audible.com approves it.
November 11 – So much to learn and do here! Guess recording a book on GarageBand is better when each chapter is recorded on the same track. So, very simply, I learned that recording a chapter into segments is problematic in “gluing” them together into continuous chapters and then into one single book format. The more I learn, the more comfortable I become with audible media and at this point, I’m enjoying doing voice overs and developing a new skill. Hey! – at least it beats boredom!
Oct. 24 – Just posted my first video to YouTube! tinyurl.com/jogpysa. Special thanks to my son, Dan, for the creation of this video and the editing. Working on an update already! Can’t wait to see it!
Oct. 17 – Cloud 9 and Grateful!! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Amazon Giveaway of Consuming Fire: An Alexa Silven Novel !!! 50 free eBooks were claimed within minutes! I would love to know what you think about the book. Stay tuned for future giveaways. And don’t forget to check our blogs on cbhoffmann.com.
Oct. 13 – Hurricane Matthew punched some powerful winds and the rains never seemed to stop. But we didn’t sustain any major damage – just yard debris from our trees and our neighbors’. I’m from West Palm Beach and hurricanes are part of being a Floridian, but God’s grace is more than sufficient and magnanimous! Don’t want to forget to pray for Haiti and the Carolinas.
Oct. 3 – Hi! It’s been awhile, but I’ve been busy recording our books and writing about planet Metus. Recording and voice-overs were totally foreign to me until Dan set up the equipment and got me started. He also arranged for a training session with Eric of Phantom City Studios. There are always some tricks and techniques you wouldn’t figure out on your own, so I paid close attention and got some hands-on training. Eric did a good job! Mark is helping with the media inserts for these blogs. Hey! It’s definitely a team effort! My thanks to Dan & Mark for keeping our boat afloat.