03 January 2019

Still progressing toward audiobooks

Just a quick update on this, since I know some of you are hanging out for the Touchstone audiobooks.  I'm still saving up for them (I need to save up all the money first, since I don't want to risk needing to change narrators between books).  I am hoping to shift to hiring someone around the middle of the year.

Sadly the Australian dollar is very low at the moment, which means if I go with an overseas producer it will cost quite a bit more than originally expected.  Still, since I want an Australian voice for the narration, I'm looking at local companies first to see if any of them are viable.

02 January 2019

A new year!

I hope it's a happy one for you all.

I'll try to post more frequently this year - I cut myself off last year in order to concentrate on finishing Starfighter, but that turned into way too many months of silence.

I'm currently working on Chapter 1 of Tangleways.  To prepare, I listened to Pyramids twice using Google books text to speak (so convenient).  The Trifold series is such a deep and complex world that even my glossary isn't enough and I will probably listen to Pyramids a few more times over the next couple of months.  Fortunately I really enjoyed listening to it - I think it's probably the best book I've ever written (though I will try to surpass it, of course).

Tangleways brings a greater focus on Eluned, with far fewer chapters from Rian's point of view.  It might even technically count as young adult.

Other than my slow-progress writing, I am reading a lot of manga and watching a bunch of anime.  I haven't really followed anime for a few years, but I'm in the mood for it at the moment, so having a bit of a glom.

Playing Subnautica, which is good, but I'm constantly in need of precious metals. :/

Sentence by sentence

Still making progress on Tangleways , but as the title suggests, not very quickly.  I'm having a very consumer-oriented year, just readi...