Mostly because I had no idea when the audiobook version of “Decline And Fall of Alternative Civilization” would be completed. It was a very involved process that left really no time to project a release date. By all literary standards, that’s nuts, but sometimes you have to jump out of the plane when you have to jump and not worry about it. Call me crazy.
SPOT convinced me the novel would be better as an audiobook. I then convinced him to make it happen and produce it. Having never done such a thing, he accepted the challenge bravely and decided not to quit when he had a chance to.
In a nutshell, he stayed with it, refused to give up, got to the end. Technical snafus lined the route, and there were difficulties finding voices, but about a year and a half ago he hit the high road when it wasn’t expected. And doggone it… there was grumpy, hard-knuckled success, even though the hill climb hasn’t stopped . I’ll have to let him tell those stories cuz, frankly, I’d feel like a fool to try. Just like I woulda been a fool to attempt doing any readings myself. The conclusion is that we saved a buttload of headaches by letting him tackle it.
Parting shot? Not really. I’ll just let that plane ride.