A problem where I completely ignore the laws of time, general health requirements and/or work place rules so that I can over commit myself.
I like to pretend, far too often, that there are, in fact, 30 hours in a day, that I can get by on 3 hours of sleep a night (I so, so cannot) and/or that work won’t notice if I just don’t come in so I can spend all day podficcing.
Not even a month into 2011 and my podfic plans for the near future (ie. The next
On Sunday I signed up to offer podfic for hooplamagnet’s charity auction to raise money for Adam’s new charity affiliate, charity: water. Normally at charity auctions I’ll put a single podfic up for auction but this time I decided to do it a little differently. I said I’d make a podfic, around 10K, to anyone who donated $20. I expected maybe 2 or 3 people to take me up on it. That so didn’t happen.
The super generous adamaddict_rh was the first to bid. She offered $100 if I’d do 3 fics for her. O.O
blacksquirrel and qafhappy have bid too.
So now, I have over 60K worth of charity fic to do.
As I’ve already posted about, I’m working on orbedrowned and Undercover by house_of_lantis too, which have a combined word count of over 95K (and counting! Since orbedrowned is still a WIP).
That’s over 150K worth of fic. In all of 2010 (including the group podfic I made with slashpad, which, I don’t think I’ve posted here yet) I recorded (or helped record) just under 130K worth of fic.
And that 150K doesn’t even include the awesome podfic I idea I got yesterday (another 10K) or the fics I was hoping to do for amplificathon (about 20K).
So, overall, that’d be about 180K worth of fic (or about 18 hours) in the first half of the year or so.
Yeah, I have a feeling that’s not going to happen. My amplificathon strategy is probably going to shift from select rare pairings/fandoms to quantity instead. :S
None of this includes podfic_bingo. Which, not only will I have to fill prompts for my card, I’m also running it (good things podfics only have to be finished in December for that, so I can worry about them in the second half of the year).
Outside of podfic, I recently joined the organization committee for a con that’s going to be run in September. I’m also contemplating going back to school and am looking to change careers (or at least jobs) soon. Oh, and hey, I should really post that podfic tutorial I have written (but still needs some editing) sometime soon.
So. Yes. My future is looking rather busy. *blows into paper bag*
-10K of fic = ~1 hour of podfic
-For every minute of finished podfic, it takes me 8-20 minutes of work. So a 1 hour podfic is 8 to 20 hours of work (+ time spent distracted).
-I have discovered, if I do very little else but podfic and sleep in my "free time" (any time not spent at work) I can record and edit 10K/1 hour in a week.
-> On that estimate I’ll finish my charity works at the beginning of March, or all of them by the end of May.
->Realistically, I bet it’ll take double that time. At least. Which has me going until Mid April for the charity works and the end of September for the rest. God.
I think I need to stock up on tea and throat lozenges.