Get Published Episode 89 – Crowd Sourcing

I don’t know if any of you have ever noticed, but success is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you are achieving things you have worked on for a long time. On the other hand, you suddenly have a lot more to do with those achievements and less for everything else.

That has definitely been the case for me.

Since the final revisions for Mik Murdoch began in earnest, I have had less time for podcasting, writing, television and a host of other things that I enjoy. The only ones I have worked hard not to neglect are my family. Without them, there is no point writing.

I foolishly thought that when the revisions were complete I would have lots of time. Then, I took on another project, namely the Action Pack Podcast. At the time I felt that I could handle 4,000 words per month. What I didn’t count on was that I would be spending a great deal of time promoting the book.

Well, okay. Promoting and obsessing about it, if truth be told.

That also doesn’t even consider the other books that need to be revised and readied for submission. And now I have the second Mik Murdoch book under contract to write.

It can be overwhelming.

Still, I’m not complaining. It just means that I sleep a lot less now.

Have any of you had similar experiences? I’d love to hear about them and how you dealt with them.

On today’s show, I talk to Scott Roche about Crowd Sourcing. Scott has successfully used Crowd Sourcing with his current novel release Ginny Dare. He is also looking at Kickstarter as a means to bring the sequel to Ginny Dare forward.

We talk about how we have seen crowd sourcing used, different methods of crowd sourcing and the benefits and potential problems behind it.

I also have a book review for Dave Duncan’s upcoming release, Wildcatter.

That’s today’s episode. I hope you enjoy it.

Show Notes

00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 89 – Crowd Sourcing

Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”

00:14 — Introduction – Get Published Episode 89 – Crowd Sourcing

Welcome to the show.

02:15 Promo: A Method to The Madness: A Guide To The Super Evil

04:04 -Tips and Typos

Book review – Dave Duncan’s upcoming novel Wildcatter

06:18 – Promo – Nutty Bites

06:48 — Get Published Episode 89 – Crowd Sourcing (continued)

Mike gives a reading from Chapter 1 of Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero

38:31 – Promo – Flying Island Press

39:16 — Closing

Thank you for listening.

Websites mentioned in this episode:

Michell Plested –

Scott Roche –

A Method to The Madness: A Guide To The Super Evil –

NIMLAS Studios/Nutty Bites –

Flying Island Press –



  1. Hey there! I haven’t had a chance to listen to the show yet, but I wanted to thank you for mentioning my new Sovereign Era novel, “Pilgrimage” and my name in the post tags. Unfortunately, my name is misspelled — I’d be obliged if you could correct that! Thanks again!

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