Podficcing a book

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 03:37 pm
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So. For kicks and giggles, as the idea struck me and sounded fun, incredibly stupid, perhaps, this grand undertaking, but fun nonetheless, and quite frankly, I'd rather not think about the laws I'm probably breaking in the process, but watch as I proceed without care and then play vastly dumb if I get caught.

I am recording myself reading a published book. It won't get an actual audio book, this I know, and hey think of the visually impaired fans of your favorite TV show (yes, blind people can 'watch' TV, Jo does all the time, though sometimes you have to explain what's happening visually). Point being, I have these tie-in novels for Supernatural that I just got and all are suppose to be really good, and I figured for kicks and giggles that I might record the first, say, chapter or two, you know, to get people interested in reading them and get fans to go buy them, thus ensuring that they continue writing books, right? it was strictly an idea to pique the interest of other fans and get them to buy the books. A teaser trailer, if you will. Wet your pallet. Give you a taste.

I'm thinking I may end up doing the whole book. Something must be wrong with me, I know. I did the first 50 pages already (five chapters), which actually, isn't much. 14% according to Goodreads.It's an hour long unedited. I may do it in five chapter sections, since there are forty chapters. Btw, it's Witch's Canyon, by Jeff Mariotte, a Supernatural tie-in that takes place during season two as far as I can tell. WHY AM I DOING THIS?!?!?! I have no explanation other than it's fun. Or I'm a masochist. I never took myself for a masochist, but the signs are there if I willingly subject myself to projects like this when I already don't have time.

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So currently, trying to get my SPN fix by downloading all the different vids I can from Comic-Con this weekend and plotting a feasible way for me and a group to cost effectively go together next year. I figure we cram as many in a hotel room as possible and it becomes a lot more affordable. Though I don't think I'd be comfortable rooming with complete strangers, any of ya'll, sure, but not people off the message boards or anything. Hm. I'm thinking.

Secondly, while I'm out downloading these epic, wonderful videos, there is a man having a full in length conversation with someone I can't see. He keeps twirling his hair as well and drinking from a 2-liter. Then he took a nap in the chair he's sitting in. Occasionally he wakes up and they converse some more. I'm keeping my gaze down and my music turned up. lol

Third! I have written chapter sixteen to The Path We Choose and will have it and the podfic chapters posted tomorrow, making them finally caught up with each other so that i can release them simultaneously. Note to self for future fics: just go ahead and record a fic if you write it. Don't know if I'm going to write another fic immediately after I eventually finish this one. I need to get focused on my own writing again.

What kind of books do ya'll like to read? I'm trying to decide what kind of story to write. Apparently, vampires aren't popular any more either.
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Fifty Shades of Grey outstrips Harry Potter to become the fastest selling paperback of all time
I kid you not. Read it here. Granted, I would like to start by saying that I have not, nor will I ever read these books. They are PWP, I find that trashy and reflective of a lack of creativity to write a great book without smut. It's a challenge authors should rise up to meet, rather than contributing to the decline of morality and quality of literature.

That also being said, yes, I have read and did like Twilight. Guilty pleasures, we all have them. Twilight made me laugh and giggle and grin, the first book probably my favorite. You may see this as a complete contradiction, but cie la vie. I also completely love Harry Potter and am saddened by the fact that it had to hand over it's title to published fanfiction.

And it's being made into a movie.

Not to mention, insult to injury: "Publishers are now rushing to bring out more similar erotic fiction – including Jane Eyre Laid Bare, an explicit rewrite of Charlotte Bronte’s novel."

I. Kid. You. Not.

I have so much RAEG face right now.
Am I the only one that feels like they just heard someone insult a very dear friend and now has full rights to right hook the offending party in order to defend their friend's honor?

Even more insult to injury? This garbage is published and selling like hot cakes. I'm still trying to get an agent when I know (and no, this is not me being prideful or arrogant) that my writing is much better. Smut free, too. Ugh, just when I thought I couldn't lose anymore faith in humanity.

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