Weeks into the process of developing my first podcast, Blood, Sweat and Words, I’ve come up for air. I can see launch day approaching and my initial fear is morphing into a giddy-excitement.
The turning point came in Costco. I know great epiphanies are supposed to take place on top of mountains or on deserted beaches, but mine came in a big-box store. I was standing in line for a cheap latte, craving caffeine to fuel my frantic state, or whatever you want to call the buzz that takes over your body when you are about to take a creative leap, and the woman in front of me turned and said, “You realize your shirt’s on inside out.”
Everyone turned and looked my way. I laughed, excused myself and fixed my darn shirt. Once again the universe reminded me to not take myself too seriously, and to get things straight.
“One episode at a time,” I tell myself.
To bring you up to date: I’ve made a home for my new baby, scheduled everything but my breathing and covered the walls of my office in sticky notes. For me, these are good signs. The love and support of fellow authors has been tremendous, and I can’t thank everyone enough. Writing buddies, near and far, rock. I’ve also had a lot of support from the Podcast Paradisers.
This is my schedule for the first two months. Have a look and see what you think.
Tuesday September 4th – Launch!!!
I’m launching with 2 episodes: All About Jo-Ann Carson, and The Digital Revolution (or, A Virgin at an Orgy and a Really Big Fish) a monologue by me.
Then, the interviews begin:
Tuesday Sept. 11th – Stephanie Spicer, A Voice Actor Talks About Audiobooks
Tuesday Sept. 18th – J.C. McKenzie, Science Geek Turns Author
Tuesday Sept. 25th – Abigail Owen, An Author Helping Authors
Tuesday Oct. 2 – Suzan Tisdale, #GetLoud #StayLoud
Tuesday Oct. 9 – C.J. Hunt, In the Business of Helping Authors
Tuesday Oct. 16 – Bonnie Edwards, Sex on the Page
Tuesday Oct. 23 – Willie Nikkel, Why We Need Thrillers
Tuesday Oct. 30 – Eileen Cook, A Writer’s Coach
Blood, Sweat and Words is about writing today. I want to create a community where we discuss the ups, downs and “crazies” of the publishing environment we work in. The podcast will be weekly and can be downloaded from Apple, Google, Stitcher… all the regular pod spots as well as from the website, www.BloodSweatandWords.com. You can subscribe to it from any of those places as well.
In addition, it has it’s own weekly newsletter that offers writing tips and information on upcoming episodes.
My latest audiobook release!!!
Narrated by Stephanie Spicer, who adds her own special magic to the story.
It’s available on ACX, Audible and Amazon.
Or … I have a deal for you …
I’ll send you a free copy in exchange for an honest review (but you have to be a member of Audible.com (the U.S. one) for the code to work). Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blurb:As the janitor in a haunted house, single mom Abby Jenkins has many contacts with the living and the dead in the small Pacific Northwest town of Sunset Cove, which puts her in a perfect position to solve local mysteries. Or so she thinks. Hired to find diamonds hidden in a haunted manor she gets help from a Viking ghost with existential issues. Will she survive? This book contains bad-boy ghosts, mischievous magic, and a woman who knows what she wants in a Viking hayloft.