One of my goals for my “Audio for Authors” book and course: Short, Sweet, and Done
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- The Birth of an Audiobook: What if you just tried one chapter?
- Want to really become an expert at something? Write a book about it.
- Is your audiobook worth a credit? In other words: $14.99?
- Could audiobooks be the secret media to reach your kids’ minds?
- 5 Reasons Nonfiction Authors Should Narrate Their Own Audiobooks
- Because I’m not going to read your book like this–but I’ll listen to it.
- Looking for Audiobook Reviews? Audiobook Boom
- Your audiobook playing in a stranger’s living room? Crazy, I know.
- 5 Reasons Nonfiction Authors Should Hire a Professional Narrator for their Audiobooks
- How $14.38 confirmed my future audiobook publishing strategy.
- When the narrator is deeply connected to the author’s material.
- Why my “Every Single Day” book as audiobook is even more exciting than the print or ebook.
- If your book was available on audio, this might have happened to you.
- You read your books out loud for editing anyway, right?
- Free online tool to add meta tags and image tag to MP3 file
- Add Audible book to your purchase for just $1.99
- Possibly the easiest $50 you might never get. Introducing the Audible Bounty.
- One of my goals for my “Audio for Authors” book and course: Short, Sweet, and Done
- Which microphone to get started recording audiobooks?
- My first test with transcription and how this is going to change … everything.
- The Writer’s Guide to Training Your Dragon (Review)
- How’s that audiobook studio coming along? It might be time to get out of the house.
- Is this the next chapter of audiobooks?
- Audio for Authors: What does this teach? What does this solve? What am I giving?
I mostly want you to succeed and I want you to do it often.
Here’s an excerpt from a chapter from Audio for Authors. By the way, I dictated this whole chapter.
If I had to give only one piece of advice in the final chapter of this first section of the book on audio for authors, it would be this.
Keep it short, make it sweet, and get it done.
I am a very “get it done” kind of guy. Although I have no hard statistics on the number of projects I have completed as a ratio to the number of projects I have started, I like to think that I finish what I begin.
Which is why I want us to keep it short and make it sweet so that we can get it done.
There’s something viscerally pleasing about completing a project. And along the same lines, there is something sickening to the stomach about leaving projects unfinished. Those unfinished projects tend to hunt you much longer than the time you spent working on them and still longer than the time you spend agonizing about not finishing them.
In fact, and I’m trying to make this not sound like a threat, but the agony and despair of an unfinished project can outweigh the joys of a finished project. Which is yet another reason to get more, smaller, shorter, finished projects under your belt before you move on.
I am a huge fan of all things audio. That doesn’t mean that you share my passion for audiobooks, podcasts, and dictation. What I would like to spread to you is my passion for completion of projects.
What I would like to accomplish with this book is for you to start and complete the tiniest of projects, whether it be a short audiobook, an episode of a podcast, or recording a single chapter with dictation.
If we can enjoy, appreciate, and celebrate the small wins, it will build our confidence towards going after larger projects and form a foundation from which we can further grow and, dare I say this, truly enjoy the audio aspect of being an author.
Hopefully, I will have some link elsewhere in this book where you can share even the tiniest of successes with me and other authors, but in case I forget, please know that I truly want to hear about your stories of success.