-9 when I woke up this morning. Ugh. But, again, I’ll take it over a Phoenix summer.
How’s everyone doing? Pretty good here. Currently working on 2 books, just finished another, and things are humming along. Compare this to last year (pre-full time voice work), where January was as cold and barren as the planet Pluto (I’m still calling it a planet, to hell with the naysayers).
Getting plans in place to expand the booth, running out of room for some of the gear I need, and it’ll just make it easier to move around for those times I need to REALLY gesticulate and hopefully, get some animation work down the road. Really wanting to add that to my quiver of vocal talents.
Wanting to add something here about anyone that is either in the audiobook work biz, looking to be, or questions the value of what I/we do. Know your value. If you start out small, I understand. I did the same thing just to get my foot in the door. But when you polish up your skills, providing quality work, don’t undersell yourself. Your work has value, regardless if people just think you’re “talking”. You’ve been trained, you’ve paid for the training, you have the equipment you’ve sunk good money into, the software. For some, you’ve had some life experiences that have taught you about what goes into the work you do. I can draw from way back in 1996 (professionally speaking, otherwise, heck, I was recording stuff when I was 5 years old), with lessons learned and technical experience to draw off of.
This really goes for anything, but sometimes, this line of work gets undersold. There’s value to what you do, especially if you’ve put in the training and money into the equipment. You can have the talent, but there’s so much more to it.
Anyhow, hope everyone local is staying warm, and everyone else…be glad it’s not -9 where you live.