Voice Over Artist’s Message to His Future Self.

NOX_1477Welcome to my blog. If this is your first time here, then I bid you a warm welcome. Actually, I’m writing this in June and the studio is very hot, so I bid you an air conditioned welcome instead.

It’s been a busy time both in and out of the studio. Not so busy that we could not take a family holiday, but just busy enough that the first job landed in my email box just as soon as I took the phone out of Airplane Mode when we arrived – thank goodness I’d packed the mobile studio, but then again, I always do.

Between the last blog and this one I have started recording a player character for a AAA video game title, the leading characters in three independent titles and am eagerly awaiting the release of another AAA game where I play…..well, here’s the thing, that’s about as much as I can tell you about any of these. Every game upon which I work starts with an NDA, so whilst I am happy to share just how busy I am, I can’t actually tell you anything about the games themselves.

On top of that, it’s back into the dubbing studio to play the lead role in a 19 part drama series, and then straight on to playing supporting characters in two other series, so a total of around 90 episodes of TV altogether, which is great.

Do I share these stories in order to brag? Well on the surface, it might appear so, but there’s actually a lot more going on here. For the first part, maintaining a blog is important for all those lovely search engines out there. If I don’t offer up something by way of content they revert to their default setting of “bloke who built a website but isn’t there any more” and it can take a very long time to recover from that.

Secondly, it’s because every so often I like to go back through these posts, mainly to ensure that I don’t repeat myself when writing new ones but also to serve as a reminder. A reminder that there will be days in any business when things are not going that well, and those days can sometimes turn into weeks, and it’s at times like those that we need to reminded that we have the ability, the drive, and indeed, the customer base to succeed.

So this blog is a note to my future self – the one who’s have a slow day. Don’t worry, it happens, so just take a moment to reflect on how you felt when you were as busy as the younger you writing this blog and everything will be fine.

It’s the closest I can get to time travel….for now.