Star Wars fans will recognize the title of this post as a partial quote from a line Yoda says to Luke Skywalker. It’s relevant to what I’m writing today because you can spend all the time you want thinking about the idea of narrating audiobooks, but until you actually take steps to be a narrator, to actually do the thing, you’re going to stay stuck and frustrated and “trying.”
You’ll find all kinds of advice from many different sources about how best to pursue your goal of being an audiobook narrator. But, if you’ll take the time to watch the second video from Dan O’Day introducing the Acx Masterclass he and David H. Lawrence XVII are teaching again this year, and then follow through on what you learn in this video, you’ll be much closer to your goal that you were when you started reading this post.
By the way, in this video Dan offers some very good news for narrators in the UK along with a bunch of other helpful information and a whole bunch of testimonials from people who have taken Dan and David’s ACX Masterclass.
Now, as I mentioned when I wrote about Dan’s first video this year, he’s going to pay me a modest commission if you watch this new video on the ACX Masterclass, and then end up joining this year’s class. So, if you don’t want me to get a commission, don’t mention that you learned about it from me.
Meanwhile, I wish you well as you go from “trying” to “doing.”
(edited to fix broken URL links)