So, last week I had messaged the narrator and we were talking about terms. He is an actor that is touring right now, so we had to give a little leeway on deadlines, but in the end, we found a timeline that is great for both of us. I offered him a contract and he accepted!
With the signed contract in hand I sent him the manuscript. I also sent him a short character sketch of all the characters in the story so he can have a grasp on them as people. I also wanted him to be able to see the cast of characters at a glance and have a reference to refer to. Pronunciation guides for difficult names are obviously a great tool, too. (Even my own name, since no one gets Bellon right!)
I will be getting the first fifteen minutes of the book next week and I'll be looking for several things when I'm checking that over.
- Are the voices sounding right? Has he captured the character?
- Is he pronouncing names and phrases correctly?
- How is his pacing? Is he reading too slow or too fast?
Once we've gone over that initial check, we'll be finishing the book and it should be released in late March/early April. I'm so excited! I will definitely keep you updated.
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