1. I am almost finished with the rough draft for Hell School: Fresh Meat.
2. I am about to start editing my friend Lynette White's second book in the Destiny Series.
3. I have begun creating the audio book for The Hunters.
The rough draft has been long coming. I meant to be done last summer and have it published in November, but life happens. I am pleased to finally be in the home stretch. Editing Lynette's book will be a nice break and get me back into editor's mode so I can polish up Hell School after.
As for the audio book, I am a little nervous. I have gone round and round trying to decide what to do with the audio book versions of my books. I wanted to do ensemble casts, but that never ended up playing out. I wanted to hire someone to do them, but I totally get now why audio books are so expensive sometimes. Some of the rates I was quoted were more than I make an hour at my day job!
I've done a lot of research and decided to do the audio book myself with sound effects. I am debating whether to release it in segments, or as one whole piece. I already have four hours recorded, and am not even halfway through the book. Plus I have editing and the sound effects to add in. It is a lot of work, but I think it will be well worth it.
Are any of you readers fans of audio books? What do you think about sound effects added in? Would you rather pay $1 for each hourly segment, or an upfront $15. for the whole book? I am guessing on price at this point, but I think it will be around 10-15 hours total.
Let me know your thoughts on audio books in the comments below.