Today marks another milestone for TDT. Audio production on episode one officially began today! While recording has been proceeding on several ends, today we finally had all the necessary clips from all the voices from episode 1 to begin putting it all together. YAY! This means that the very first episode should be good to go by the end of the week at the very latest! We are, however, holding off release until we’ve got a few episodes in the can. Most of the audio is sitting in files waiting to be stuck together with superglue, but there are a few bits missing from further episodes that have me biting my nails hoping that they show up in my inbox in the next few days.
I’m so excited right now I’m not even sure where to begin!
I sent two emails yesterday, in hopes of recruiting two more folks for TDT voices. When I got an unofficial yes from one I was thrilled. I woke up this morning to TWO official yes responses! And so, it is my extreme pleasure to announce to you that…
First of all, Texas is hot. And when I say hot, I don’t mean, “man I could really use a nice tall glass of water about now” hot, I mean “it’s so hot my face melted as soon as I stepped outside” hot. And everyone knows that when it’s ONE HUNDRED AND SIX DEGREES out there, that, of course, is the time when outdoor nature type activity is the best, right?
Okay, so July first might have been a touch overzealous as a launch date. I knew that when I said it. It might have been doable if it was just me doing the reading, but since it’s become a full cast recording, it was inevitable that the schedules of others would not allow for such a close deadline. Right now, the summer con season has artist Cheyenne Wright caught up in commissions, not to mention actual travel, so recording for his lines will not be able to start until the week of July 1st. And since his part is so integral to the story, we are setting the schedule around him. With luck, we can still launch in July, but I’d rather do it right and later than crappy and quickly.
And, all this is fine, as it turns out I’m actually going out of town for a few weeks myself. Hopefully by the time I get back I’l have lots of audio and promo stuff to work on.
So that is how it stands. Things are starting to come together and I am very happy with the progress.
Okay, I can officially officially say it now! Dr. James D. Priest, author and narrator of Kirins: The Spell of No’an is a part of The Dreamer’s Thread cast! I have thusly added him to the links list to the left there, under CAST WEBSITES. Some of the folks involved here don’t have websites as yet, but when they do, rest assured, they will also be included here.
I am so thankful for the wonderful people who are stepping up to help me out. I sincerely thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
So, yours truly was quite productive today. This morning I obtained coffee in a timely manner and immediately set to work…and was then ordered to put on real clothes and make myself presentable…but then I got right back to work.
Okies, so, I am SUPER excited right now.
After hemming and hawing over asking someone to create the cover art for The Dreamer’s Thread, I sat down last night in a fit of inspiration and started drawing.
Yes, you read that right. I drew something.
Haven’t really put pencil to paper since circa fall ’06 when I took Perspective and Drawing I from Art Institute Online. I thought then maybe I was okay at it, but any other passing attempts since then deflated the small bit of confidence I had there.
So imagine my overwhelming feeling of WIN when I churned out a bit of hand-drawn awesome in about an hour and a half or so last night. I scanned the awesome, worked my digital design magic and just finished what I think might be something good enough to call the official cover art of The Dreamer’s Thread Podcast.
Okay, so there’s folks out there that will take a look at this and go “uh, it’s fine I guess”, but to them I say “so show me something better ***hole”. LOL. Well, maybe not quite that way, but if you think you can do better I challenge thee! If you are full of more awesome than I am, by all means feel free to one-up me.
Without further ado, I hereby present to you…
THE OFFICIAL ARTWORK FOR THE DREAMER’S THREAD PODCAST!
Alright, you may now bow down in the pressence of my awesome and bask in the glow of my WIN.
And did I mention… SQUUUUEEEEEEEE!!!!!
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
So yes, I twittered yesterday about the great news I had about TDT, and said I would blog about it today. I hate to be called a liar, so here’s my news of WIN:
First, the biggest news…
THE DREAMER’S THREAD PROMO IS LIVE!
That’s right, the first ever promo is hot and ready for your consumption on the novel website. Grab it, play it, share it, make everyone you know listen to it.
One bad thing about being a procrastinating overachiever is that your ideas often are much, much larger than what you are actually capable of doing. This is especially true when you have grand ideas of a collaborative project that requires the compliance of other people. The hardest thing to do is ask someone who knows nothing about you for help in furthering your dreams. More so when those strangers are already leagues ahead of you on the road to success. You want their name attached to your project to help promote it, but since you’re nobody, it’s very very hard to convince them they should acquiesce to your request. Thus, you end up feeling like it’s a very private club that they won’t let you in. Sort of like high school, only actually important.