The Secret of Kite Hill audiobook is in production!
Microphone? Check. Sound recording software? Check. Oh yeah, book? Check. Go.
Maybe it’s because the holidays are coming up and I want to get it done. No, I know what it is: I have the second book in the Li & Lu series lined up but I won’t allow myself to get started too deeply before I finish up with the other formats for Kite Hill. Yay, the process has begun!
Damn, one of those 6 months + 15 minutes jobs.
Ever since hitting publish on The Secret of Kite Hill, I knew I wanted to get the (1) print version ready as well as the (2) audio version. I just recorded chapter one and it took up 5 minutes of actual recording time, a few takes, and it’s ready. But the Kindle version was ready on April 1. It’s now November. What’s up with that?
What gets a project done? Deadlines.
A calendar also helps. Oh, and a schedule. With dates, with due dates, with deadlines. I had a deadline for the Kindle version, why not another for the other versions? They are at least as important because I knew I didn’t want to promote the book at all without the other versions ready.
Look on the bright side: it’s started.
I need to remember to look on the positive side: I’ve begun. Starting is half the battle (at least!). I want to have it live on the Amazon site by the holidays (and that’s not the presidential birthdays, either). Chapter 1? Done. Chapter 8? Luca’s chapter: done. Keep up the momentum.