January 2, 2014 by Kira Lyn Blue
I know, I know it’s been months and months since you’ve heard from me and the ninja squirrels. You try keeping these furry freaks entertained for just five minutes and you’ll need to hibernate awhile, too!
The problem with squirrels (and Kiras, for that matter) is that they are easily distracted by bright, shiny, new endeavors. I actually chose my pen name because kira-kira means sparkling, glittery, or shiny in Japanese. And, yes, I have Shiny Syndrome something awful.
Have no fear, I am still writing and Jac’s book is still in development. Although I keep getting sidetracked by the squirrels’ demands that I write a prequel set in Jac’s world that focuses on the Hoosier Pack, the werewolves that end up playing a major role in Jac’s story. The official line is that the squirrels hid my laptop charger until I ceded to their demands to work on the prequel.
Yeah, that’s it. I definitely haven’t been bogged down writing dozens of alternate opening chapters for the new story. Nope, not me. Ooh! Sample coming soon to a blog near you!
But wait, there’s more!
You see, The Husband is an actor by trade, and about the time I vanished last year he got into narrating audiobooks professionally. At first I was his just his audio technician and quality control expert, but then I was struck by some madness to give it a shot myself. I recorded a sample, posted it on the Audiobook Creation Exchange, and WHAMMO! Twenty-four hours later I had contracts for two books.
So, allow me to tear of my Ninja Squirrel Wrangler mask and reveal my not-so-mild-mannered alter-ego: Kelly Self, Professional Audiobook Narrator!
So, the last several months have been a whirlwind developing our new business, setting up our recording studio, mastering the art of mastering, and reading aloud for fun and profit! It’s actually very cool, beyond awesome, epic as squirrels on snowboards, and… well, I can’t top squirrels on snowboards. But it has also been very, very busy.
At any rate, my new year’s resolution is to spend more time writing now that our audiobook production gig is humming along, and that does include blogging.
This blog will remain dedicated to all things writing and ninja squirrels, although my alter-egos may battle it out and allow me to post information about narration projects here if the books are related to fantasy, urban fantasy, or anything paranormal. Please stop by my other site Narration by Self for more information on my audiobooks!