Recording Audio Poetry

Planning Principles

Narrating my own poetry audiobooks was at the heart of my creative work this week. What about you, what were your creative accomplishments week 22?

In the Go Creative! method, it’s important for us not to just set goals and intentions and to do lists but also to log what actually did happen. These are my actual accomplishments, during Week 22 2019.

MAKER (Producing): The poetry audiobook recording is slow, as the producer keeps sending me back to the recording board when I’m not lively enough. Too sombre, too monotone. It’s all taking far more time than I’d expected but I’m learning lots. I definitely WON’T be narrating my own fiction. This week I laid down seventeen poems.

MANAGER (Processing): Open Mic process is now in hand, thanks to the wonderful Sarah. So we’re ready to make this a monthly feature and are moving it across to the ALLi podcast. We’ve also been working hard on the Self Publishing Advice Center website and expect that migration to happen today.

MAXIMIZER (Positioning): Still reading around Bookbub ads. We will include a session in the next #SelfPubCon. Not at all sure it’s for me. The more I look at book ads, the more I’m drawn to content marketing so now I’m going to look at video ads as a way to combine both.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? You’re invited to share your accomplishments in our closed Facebook group, under the headings of producing, processing and positioning.



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Orna Ross
Author: Orna Ross

Orna Ross is an award-winning novelist and poet, advocate for self-publishing and, as Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" (The Bookseller).