I’m sure you’ve seen the numerous posts I’ve put up for #IfIShouldWake and its release today!
Due to a minor glitch in the kindle conversion, the Acknowledgements section ended up getting a little askew…New version edits will hopefully correct the error, but here is the acknowledgements section in its entirety.
It has been a very long time, and I have been meaning to get a new update rolling for a while now. I have recently been in talks to develop a good system and schedule for vlogging or blogging here and on my channel, partnering with some folks at Players in Control, outside with some friends, or just some random happenings with my musical, Voice Over and writing ventures. This is going to be put into place very soon, as I’ve had time to sit down and work on a couple of projects while I’m focusing on school, since I’ve been out of work. Without getting into too much detail, I was taken out of work due to health concerns and it’s an ongoing thing right now. It limits me from a lot of travel, which is why I haven’t been up to going to many things like conventions and events. Well–that and finances which have taken a pretty big hit too.
Luckily that’s not where the work stops though, at least work on my creative side and stuff to catch up on like gaming. (The Unfinished Gamer’s adventures continue, heehee). My upcoming book, If I Should Wake, is slated for a fall release and you will definitely be seeing more on that in the coming weeks, as my dear friend and editor and I have been working pretty hard on developing things further for the series run: finalizing details, fleshing out character backgrounds, solidifying the continuity…(you know, the fun stuff). The cover reveal should take place in a few weeks too, I can’t wait to show you what Kris of C&K Creations has made for me not only with Wake but with the other titles I have lined up. I always have something in development too, with roughly 6 stories waiting to be finished beyond that.
Voice Over wise, it’s been a blast. Narrating for the MMA channel, being a series regular on Elrios Mages and seeing my name credited on the Star Trek: Fleet Ops website is pretty awesome. Small steps in the industry but steps taken nonetheless. I have had a few people approach me asking how I got roles like that and honestly it was a bit of research, gathering a few pieces of equipment, and listening to myself be silly for a few hours. Then it’s just fine tuning sound and doing take after take until I finally get it right. I have a couple other projects on that front, including a Sims Machinima, FINALLY getting to finish reads for my characters on The Elder Scrolls V: SKYWIND (revival project) which has been a very long time coming, but with work and equipment failures and program issues it has been hard to do a 200+ line read in an apartment with screaming children outside as well.
Musically, I am still coming off of the choir “high” after performing with the Chamber Chorale this past spring. We performed Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C and it was a blast getting to perform alongside some of my longtime choir buddies, conducted by one of the most humble and inspiring maestros I’ve ever met. The video of the full performance is up on my channel, and forgive the shakiness and lighting but the sound turned out pretty good. The band has been on a slight hiatus since our drummer got married this past June (congrats guys!) and we are going to reconvene shortly to talk about the future and what we want to do to get our music worldwide. Things like Patreon, GoFundMe, IndieGogo have been tossed around but we want to do this right and plan it and get it out there to everyone and write some new music along the way.
WELL that short and sweet update turned into a bit of an essay so I will leave it off here. As usual, looking forward to staying active here to keep it going, and thanks to anyone who has kept up and supported me so far. ❤
Happy New Year! The last three months of 2015 were a complete blur due to my day job and whatnot, but now that I have some free time to breathe and get situated here, it’s time for an update.
Now I don’t post too much family stuff publicly but the video I just added to my channel was a great day, and an opportunity for me to film so I put together footage from my older brother’s 40th birthday party. It’s a little delayed, since his birthday is actually in November, but due to my day job and computer issues, I couldn’t edit this until now.
It has been several weeks since my last blog, and without sounding too repetitive: I am so soorrryy! Things have been running very wild over here, and some things are good, others not so good. I assure you that I am okay, and am here to share things with you. So… here goes.
As some of you guys may know, I am coordinator and partner for Players In Control (In CTRL)! A little corner for my geeky-self to shine, other than here of course. We are getting ready to head down to AnimeExpo in Los Angeles, and I wanted to get a video together to update everyone on how I was doing and how excited I was, but…life got in the way. [*kicks it*] I have been sick for the last 10 months with something we couldn’t quite narrow down so I had to undergo a procedure to get that straightened out. I get my results tomorrow, so please cross your fingers. It wasn’t major until the last few months where it was completely painful and debilitating and made me unable to go to work on some days. After the procedure, I started to experience some intense back pain so BACK TO THE DOCTOR I GO! -_- I am extremely grateful for my team, by the way, for holding down the fort while all of this craziness is going on. Thanks guys! On that note, I also am officially sharing the news (again) of my departure from WTFGamersOnly, where I was once an Editor. I am still on great terms with the folks there, they became friends and remain friends. Because I work a full time job, and am pursuing my ongoing madness in Voice Acting, Writing, Music and eventually film, all of that on top of becoming ill led me towards the decision to leave there. Miss ya, guys!
My books are battling it out, currently. I have about four or five stories I’d like to get done but the writing mood strikes at random and sometimes inconvenient times, and they also hit me for different stories. I sent in my first draft of my original series into the editor, and after a few days of dwelling, I figured out what else I need to add to it. No cover yet, and no official title, but it’ll be here soon. 🙂
As far as Voice Over is concerned, I’m still learning and have a lot to learn. I was recently picked up by TheMontageKing on YouTube, who has over 32k subscribers for his videos on MMA. I have done work for several Skyrim Mods including Summerset Isles (TBA), Fredas Night Fashion (Now Available on Nexus & Steam) and Skywind (In Progress), as well as participated in blocking for Star Trek: Fleet Ops as a member of Starfleet. I’ve had the pleasure of helping various machinima, games and audio plays get voiced, and it has been a ton of fun and can’t wait to get back in the booth next month. I know a lot of people have asked me whether or not I’d like to read for audiobooks, and I definitely would, it’s just a matter of finding the time…which I will. When I get back, my goal is to get a new Voice Over reel together and onto my SoundCloud and YouTube channel. I have a lot of ideas I’d like to expand into with my channel and the one for In CTRL, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for that one. I am going to be throwing together some music for you guys, and some awesome collaborations with different artists, so this will be a lot of fun!
Spirit Descending‘s last performance was on Sex, Drugs & Kris DeVold for Central Valley Talk, based out of Fresno. The performance was posted on their page, with a pretty fun interview that followed. We have been together for SIX YEARS which is pretty epic, in my book. We have learned from our many mistakes and are still growing and developing as a band and as musicians in general, so it has been a very eye-opening and great experience. If you haven’t already, I request that you share our music with anyone who may be interested, or at least check out our Facebook page and throw us a like. We just broke 900 (after the uphill battle with FB wiping out inactivity) and are climbing. At one of our last meetings, we discussed what we want to come out of our new album, the concept album, and I think you guys will enjoy it!
I am still running my gofundme campaign, where you can donate to help me save towards my goals of: helping me recover, obtaining new recording equipment, attend Voice Over workshops (like the one with Bang!Zoom in Burbank) and get new covers for my upcoming books. I am considering going through Patreon in the future, and if you are a current Patreon artist or a Patron yourself, please tweet at me/message me/comment on how it’s working for you because I would love to get into that!
Wellp, dinner is getting cold so I am off for the night, and will be back with some Anime fun-ness!