It’s summertime and the weather is perfect for picnicking — if you’re a mosquito. But the bloodsucking bug isn’t the only one that’s attempted to bite me in the past couple of weeks. I’m happy to say, the voice-acting bug has bitten me again, and now I have something to do besides miserably itching, scratching, and summer classes at school!
At the beginning of the year, I was turning away clients because every time I tried to do voiceover work, even in my regular speaking voice, it was near impossible, mainly due to the amount of stress I was under. (Yeah, stress can cause your vocal cords to tense up and make it impossible to talk like, oh, I don’t know, Ruby from RWBY without doing some serious injury.) But with time and self-care, it seems this ability is coming back!
I’ve been wanting to produce an audiobook for Cliche, the book I self-published last year. Lack of time, motivation, and a general feeling that I shouldn’t try to hatch more chickens than I can even caution myself against counting led me to putting that off for some time. At this point, I have no solid plan of actually producing an audiobook in its entirety, but I had lots of fun putting together a proof of concept, based on the first chapter.