Chapter 55: Studying

Time is something we can never get back and lately, I’ve felt as if I’ve been wasting a lot of my youth and my future.

I met my wife over 10 years ago and when we first started dating, we had hopes, dreams, plans etc. Most of the things we wanted just never happened and with kids in our lives, we probably won’t do for another 15-20 years.

I’ve talked about it before but for year’s I’ve wanted to write and direct a film. It’s probably not going to be any good, I just want to make one. I took a few steps, wrote a few scripts, bought a decent mic and about 6 months ago bought a camera. But I just never put the effort into actually doing it.

Well, I’m 33 and I’m going to start taking my first real steps into filming an indie movie. I’m taking an online course about scriptwriting, I’ve bought audiobooks to help. I’m giving my self 2 years to save money and film something.

I’ll talk more about what I’m learning and how things are coming along.

Until next time!

Chapter 24: Listening

I’m a fan of audio, not that I know a lot about editing audio or anything but I mean listening. I’m very lucky that I get to listen to a lot of Podcasts and audiobooks where I work, and so I thought I’d talk about some audio books I like.

When I was 19? One of my front teeth just flat out died and while laying in bed from the pain, I started listening to audiobooks, more specifically anything by Terry Pratchett, often read by the talented Nigel Planer. The first audiobook I started with was Mort, an amazing tale about Deaths apprentice. Still, one of my favourite audiobooks although I am a huge fan of the Going Postal book.

I’m currently re-listening to an audiobook series called Critical Failures by Robert Bevan, read by Jonathan Sleep. Amazing books about roleplayers becoming stuck in a fantasy world. Filled with tons of vulgar language but equally as many laughs, another audiobook I’d love for people to get.

There’s also the Magic 2.0 series of books by Scott Meyer, narrated by Luke Daniels. Luke is honestly a very talented voice actor and really brings the characters to life in these amazing books. In these books, we follow Martin along as he discovers that the world is a computer program. Incredibly funny writing, so much so that I’ve listened to these multiple times.

That’s all for now, I’ll talk about more audiobooks on another day.

Until next time!