Miss Terry’s dad, Pete Weber, has his surgery this morning, so Terry has to be up and out the door by a little after a.m. to get to the hospital before he goes in. I offered to go with her several times, but she insisted it wasn’t necessary and that with her mom and the three sisters there, I’d just be underfoot. We learned yesterday that, though the nodule is in his lung, his doctor suspects it may actually be a return of his previous cancer.
After reading yesterday’s blog, I got e-mails from three readers asking what kind of equipment audio book narrators are using. As I said, some have full studios, while others are working from home offices. An author friend of mine who does this on the side told me she uses a free software program called Audacity and a Yeti Blue Silver Edition microphone .
My good friend John Huggins, who produces the excellent Living The RV Dream podcasts with his wife Kathy told me they also use Audacity, which is available for both PC and Mac computers. John suggested that I download the software and use my and try to narrate the books myself with my Logitech USB H530 Headset . I’m not sure that’s a job I want to take on, or if I have the time to invest inn a project like that. I have received more auditions to narrate Big Lake that I need to sort through once Terry’s dad is home and stable and I have the new edition of the Gypsy Journal out.
That’s pretty much what I did most of the day yesterday, knocking out six more pages by the time Terry got home. The first half of the paper is always the easiest part. After that, fitting things together to get the most out of the available pages becomes more of a puzzle.
About 5 p.m. we left to pick up Greg and Jan and went to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in San Tan Village for dinner. The original Grimaldi’s has been a New York landmark forever and when Greg and Jan learned that they had expanded, they were eager to take us there. It was good and definitely merits a listing in our Favorite Restaurants guide!
Having been stuck at home working for the last few days, it was good just to get out for a while. After dinner we sat there talking for an hour or so before it was time to get back home so I could get this blog written for Terry to proof so she could get to bed.
I’ll be doing the same thing today, along with worrying about Pete and waiting for Terry to call. This is a very stressful time for us. Please pray hard, folks.
Thought For The Day – You’re never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.