Hello, my invisible friends!
It's been about a month since my second "I'm still around" post. Pathetic, huh? But there's just been no big news. Maybe I need to start blogging about writing progress, or favorite books or something. It might be better than the empty void that's been Pointed Squiggle for the last few months!
However, now I finally have some news! There is something coming out soon that I was lucky enough to be involved with.
Craig Robertson's next podiobook, The Prisoner of NaNoWriMo has a release date: August 20, 2010! From the Facebook announcement:
Piers Langland is a mild mannered paint salesman with one burning passion. He aspires to be a famous author. Each November he looks forward to entering The National Novel Writer Month competition. To be a winner in NaNoWriMo he must write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, a tall order for any writer. Turns out, it is an especially tall order for our hero. Join Piers as he struggles to choose a topic for his novel before he can begin his epic task. Vampires or space opera, romance or pulp fiction, what should he choose? Unfortunately, the greatest object holding him back is Piers himself. Follow this hilarious tale as Piers blunders his way though one genre after another, leaving a trail of wackiness and comical disasters in his wake. Can Piers choose a topic? Can Piers finish his book? Can Piers get even one thing right without bungling it terribly? Read The Prisoner of NaNoWriMo and find out.
So a couple of months ago Craig asked me to do a role for this. And then he asked me to do another role for it. And then another. Soon I was doing (with one exception) all of the female parts.
I was an alien with an accent like we've never heard before, a doting housewife, a Romanian shot putter, a ball-busting judge, a lizard-like psychiatrist, and a seductive vampiress. Oh and I almost forgot: an emotionally fragile secretary. How could all of these characters fit into one story, you might wonder? Well, I've also been fortunate enough to hear Prisoner of NaNoWriMo in its entirety and they do! It's a hilarious story and it makes my writing difficulties seem very trivial and boring in comparison to what poor Piers has to endure. I hope you guys like it as much as I did!
I'm also writing more. The kids go back to school next week which is bittersweet because I do love having them around, but I also love having more time to write. DoD 2 continues to shape up into a very exciting and more complete form. I love this story!
And more voice work is coming soon, I'm pretty sure. But I don't have any other dates for it yet. I'll let you know as soon as I do!