Hello friends. I have news. I am starting a podcast.
Yes another project. I know what you’re thinking… “Ummm, aren’t you in the middle of editing a book? And don’t you have some largely unattainable writing goals for the year?”
Yes. Also, shut up. Who asked you? Take your sensical concerns and shove them.
I’ve actually wanted to start a podcast for well over a year now because I love listening to them. But in the book space there are already a ton of great and unique podcasts to listen to. I needed something of my own and I didn’t have it until a week ago, so now I feel like I can start.
If you’ve been around for a minute you know how much I love epic fantasy series. The longer the better. The heavier the books are, the better. I like ’em big enough to build a wall with. So I thought, what if I read through a series and podcast about what I’m reading. What if I did this for all the series on my to read list? There’s not a podcast that does the same thing that I could find. So my podcast was born.
I’m working on the first episode now, and my first series is the Wheel of Time. I’m on the 5th book now so I have 5 podcasts (1 intro and 1 for books 1-4) that I can record and get posted. I think I’ll do one a month to give me a little breathing room. If I read WoT books back to back it puts me in a slump and I don’t want to peter out in the middle of my own podcasts.
I plan to read only finished series as well for obvious reasons, and I’m only going to focus on one series at once rather than jumbling them all together. So those are the logistics as they stand.
As for my audience, I don’t know. These podcasts are going to be pretty exclusive to people who have or are reading the particular series I’m podcasting about. That may end up hurting me but at the end of the day I’m doing this for me. I love having creative projects and I know this will help me become a better writer in its own way.
I’ll be cross posting my podcasts here and eventually hosting them on my blog once I stop being a scrooge and update to the premium membership.
Thanks, everyone! I hope you get a chance to check out my podcast. I’m going to have a ton of fun doing it.
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