Did I tell you about how upgrading to Windows 10 wiped not just the external hard drive on one computer, but reached through the cloud via Dropbox to wipe some files on another? Yeah. Shit like this happens to me so damn much I just don’t want to talk about it anymore.
So let’s talk about one of the next things the Writers of the Apocalypse has cooking up to order. Partly because I gotta learn somehow, partly because I’ve always wanted to do it, I have slowly been working on producing my first novel, Black Wolf Silver Fox, into audiobook form.
I’m certainly learning stuff as I plug along on this thing! Of course there’s the technical stuff like how to compress audio and clean up background noise… but I also have been learning the art of slowing down with my reading. Who knew I talked that fast!
I don’t finish chapters as fast as I probably should, mostly because this is not a primary project. But I do put things out once in a while. Tonight I just put out a newly edited copy of Chapter 3 (I hated the old one), and if you’re a supporter at patreon.com you can go listen. But only if you’re a supporter!!
And if you’ve never read this book and want to know more about it, of course I have a nifty store page waiting for you to read it. Just click here.
I’m pondering making a new cover. That old cover is nice, but with new productions should come new artwork. It might be the last new artwork, too. Well, unless I put out yet another version. For example, I think it would make a killer visual novel… but anyway. I’m not an advocate of revisiting your novels to edit and fix again and again until eternity the way some authors want to do. I feel you should move on.
And yet there is a very nifty perk to doing this. While reading I’m finding errors left and right, or I’m editing awkward paragraphs. The next paperback release of BWSF will be much tighter when I’m done. This is working so well all around I’m determined to do the same for Demonkeeper’s Daughter when I’m finished writing that.
When it comes to a new cover, maybe I’ll go for something with a bit more comic book feel. Or I’ll generate some of my popular 3D artwork. Who knows.
Thoughts are welcome, of course!