Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I'm really excited. The guy has a great voice and a professional sound. He's an actor, so I know he'll do well. The audition was nearly perfect. I liked his voice and intonation right away.
I OK'd the audition.
Then there was some rather intimidating paperwork...a long contract. I actually read it. And made notes. A contract that long makes me nervous. What do all those little paragraphs mean? But they were pretty understandable. Like the paragraph that basically says if the narrator gets the flu or is hit by a bus, he may request an extension of deadlines. Reasonable.
I scribbled little notes next to each one with a shorthand of what the paragraph covered. That helped me understand it. All the advice columns warn you to read everything. I'm getting better at it. For me, it helps if I print it out. I'm still a paper person.
So I sent off the contract.
The next step was for him to record the 1st 15 minutes. Wow. What a bizarre feeling to listen to someone else read my words. It was very cool. I had a couple questions about it. Waiting to hear back from him now.
We hope to have the book completed by the end of March. I will be making announcements!