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30 September 2011 @ 08:59 pm
Apologies ...  
I know I've been away from LJ for a long time. This is an apology for that, and also for being so very horribly late on my review of the season seven opener of Supernatural, Meet The New Boss. I won't have the review up until at least the beginning of next week, and then I'll have to catch up with episode two, Hello, Cruel World. Yipes.

There are a couple of reasons. Work has been insane: I've been assigned three major hot projects, all of which have gone bonkers at the same time. I'm carrying the load because we're short-handed. I could live with two, but having three is killing me. Welcome to the federal government. I've been late getting home from work every single day this week. 

The other reason is decidedly more positive:  I'm prepping to launch my own part-time business, hopefully in November, as a voiceover artist, a career I intend to pursue full-time when I retire from the Fed, hopefully at the end of next year. At almost 55, I finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up! I assembled my home recording studio over the summer, and I'm actually recording my first project -- a job for EPA, which I'm doing as part of my normal duties, but which I'll be able to claim as a credit on my professional VO resume. I actually watched the first episode of this season in a hotel in New Jersey, because I spent the entire last weekend in an intensive seminar run by the Great Voice Company at Avatar Studios in New York City -- the place where Tony Bennett recorded his duets with Lady Gaga, Sheryl Crow, and Aretha Franklin, and where many other artists, including Sting, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Counting Crows, have recorded. This is going to be one hell of a challenge, but it's all mine. My very own BardicVoice Studio is currently planned to open for business in late November. I'll post a link when the VO website opens.

So that's why I'm so horribly late in writing a review of Supernatural 7.01, Meet The New Boss. I do promise to post it, hopefully sooner rather than later, and I'll let folk here on LJ know whether or not I wind up succeeding as I embark on my new career in voiceover. Along the way, I intend to record my fanfic, and may even try to podcast my reviews. Stay tuned to this channel, and I guarantee you'll hear my voice if you want to!

And come back in a few days, and maybe I'll finally be caught up on Supernatural reviews. In the meantime, please accept my apologies.

caariannacaarianna on October 1st, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
Your new business sounds exciting!!!! I wish you all the very best.
borgmama1of5borgmama1of5 on October 1st, 2011 03:17 am (UTC)
Good to see you again!

I know what you mean about work getting in the way of life sometimes...

Wishing you lots of success with your new business! Go you!
Wynefred: misc - golden oceanwynefred on October 1st, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
Hey, I worked for the feds (as a contractor, but the workload was hell). Remember that job I lost a couple of months ago because I couldn't handle the insane workload? That's the one. You don't have to apologize for trying to survive your life. I'm sending you calming, relaxing vibes.

What exciting news! And hey, my granddad used to say that you're not old until you're dead. I'm very glad you've figured out what you want to do with your life. :D
orehime: Duo excitedorehime on October 1st, 2011 09:48 am (UTC)
New business sounds awesome! YAY for you :D
ruby_jellyruby_jelly on October 1st, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
*chuckles* Pleased you finally figured out what to do when you grow up! Looks like I've a couple more years before I have to nail it down, phew! I loved reading what you're up too, and I wish you all the success on your new venture - sounds pretty bloody exciting, actually :)

Be great if your turned your fic to podfic, as well as your reviews. I'd certainly listen, and whilest it mightn't be best to add to the professional resume, it's surely good practice!

Break a leg! ;)
Amberamberdreams on October 1st, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
You don't need to apologise, your reviews are always worth taking time to read so we kind of expect to wait a bit for something that in depth. :D

Interesting news about your voiceover work - congrats!
corbyinozcorbyinoz on October 2nd, 2011 06:27 am (UTC)
Oh hon, please - I will wait for as long as it takes just to read your wonderful, generous-souled, brilliant reviews. You know your work is one of the best things about this fandom, right?
sothcwedensothcweden on October 2nd, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the new career path! I'll be happy to read the reviews whenever they appear.
maguiemaguie on October 3rd, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
:) Congrats to you for doing what you love,

we know that a huge amount of people never work in the field of what they love to do, so really from the bottom of my heart Congrats to you.
midnightheirmidnightheir on October 14th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
*contiinues to patiently wait*