New podcast up

The first episode of my new podcast is now up at Wish I Could Write Fantasy.

Um… it’s not very good. Especially near the end, you can probably tell that I was getting somewhat tired. But it was fun. And how about that webdesign?!

Anyway, I’m hoping to keep recording to, as I say in the podcast, chronicle my attempted novel-writing progress. I’m hoping it will keep me in the writing mood, even when progress is slow.

Podcast coming soon…

I was up late last night creating a site for my future podcast on writing fantasy. I’ll post a link when I record the first episode, which will probably be either later today or tomorrow. It will be very informal; it’s just so that I have something to look forward to as I attempt to write another novel; I’m not trying to build an online community or anything. Hopefully it will help prevent me from giving up, as I’ve done with all my other previous novel attempts. Of course, there’s always the possibility that I’ll give up podcasting too…

Also, if anyone out there ever wants to co-host some episodes, let me know; conversations can be more interesting than my one-sided blathering, and who doesn’t love the art of writing fantasy? But I am certainly capable of listening to myself talk for hours; that is an essential skill of a writer.

(And podcasting will also help me practice my talking and presenting skills, which I will need when my book sells and I have to give talks and interviews, right?)

New Compose Pile is up

I sat in front of my computer all day (well, after waking up at noon) and edited the sixth episode of my podcast The Compose Pile. It took forever to edit; I say “um…” way too much, take long pauses, flub my words, and I hate listening to my own voice in general, it just doesn’t sound how I’m used to it sounding.  I also spent some time formatting the orchestral score (which there’s a link to on the podcast post) so that listeners can follow along the score while listening, if they so desire. I also tried submitting the podcast to iTunes, but I guess they have to review it first, so who knows whether or not they’ll accept it, or when.

Other than that, I spent some time last night buying a bunch of Christmas presents on online.  I only have one or two more things I want to buy, and then my Christmas shopping will be done.  14 days left until the big sleep-in and play-all-day day!  I wish we’d get more snow, but the outlook isn’t so good.