Somedays, chair dancing isn't dance-y enough.
Today's the day ROCKET MAN is available in audiobook format! I am a huge audiobook fan, especially romance in audio, and getting my work into audio was a major goal in my writerly career.
Here's how audio works for indie authors (well, one way it works - there are so many paths, but this is a popular one.) Audible is, as you know if you've ever listened to pretty much any podcast, the internet's largest provider of audiobooks, and they have an arm called ACX for audiobook production. Authors put their books up on ACX and narrators can look through and pick projects and submit auditions. Authors can also ask narrators to submit auditions. So, that's what I did - I received many different great auditions, as well as some that just didn't suit me, but wasn't quite finding what I wanted. Likely because I have my favorites, and had always envisioned (enlistened?) one of them reading my books.
Fortunately, my problem has a solution: I sought out Amy Rubinate, asked her if she'd be interested, she was, I hired her, and now y'all can spend 12 1/2 hours listening to her reading you my novel. Is that exciting or what?
I'm confident you'll agree, when you hear her reading of ROCKET MAN, that this production is worthy of a full-on dance party celebration. If you need me, I'll be the one flailing around in the middle of the living room! (h/t CleverManka for the gif!)
What a day I'm having! It's all errands all the time around here - kinda exhausting. But I did get a chance to stop by the post office and visit with an exceedingly patient guy there who calmy processed all 20 of the books I needed mailed out after my Goodreads giveaway.
It's silly, I grant you, that administrative duties that keep me away from writing Natalie's story have the power to make me feel more like an author than sitting at my desk watching my word count increase, but there you have it.
For everyone who entered the Goodreads drawing: THANKS! And if you won, you should have your signed copy very soon. 📪
(This is a photo of a bench in New Orleans's Audubon Park, which I took last month. It's prettier than the stack of outbound books I forgot to photograph.)
Writing is a journey undertaken by the mind in conjunction with the soul....