2008 hasn’t been a terrible year, but then it hasn’t been particularly fantastic either. I’ll just remember all the good things that happened and give a pass to the bad. 2009 will be a whole new year full of possibilities.
I’m particularly excited to announce that I will be launching my first podcast in the coming weeks. The podcast is called “Get Published” and it will be for all those wanna be writers out there (like me) who want to navigate the slippery slopes from being amateurs to published professionals.
The show will tackle a different topic every episode and will answer any questions that may be sent in by listeners. The exciting thing about this is I already have a publisher on board who is willing to help me answer any questions that go beyond my knowledge. I expect that I will be able to pull in additional publishers over over time. In fact, I may be interviewing some of them to get their take on publishing and getting good submissions.
I will also be interviewing soon-to-be-published authors as well as established authors to get their take on what needs to be done to break into the business. I’ve got the first episode already recorded and will have two more in the can before I launch just so I don’t leave the listening audience hanging.
In case you haven’t guessed it, I’m pretty jazzed by the whole project! I hope you’ll give it a listen when it comes out and send me some feedback.
And if that wasn’t enough, I’ve got a project on the drawing board that I think will be a LOT of fun. I’m planning a SciFi/Comedy podcast serial. That may not happen for a few months (got plenty of writing to do) but it will happen in 2009. Stay tuned.
I’ve also got a fantasy rewrite to finish and send out. I’m happy to say that I have a couple publishers who are receptive to receiving it. I hope to begin sending it out by end-of-January.
I suppose I should make at least one resolution for 2009 while I’m here. I won’t do anything foolish like say I will have something published in the coming year since that is beyond my control. What I will resolve to do is be less passive in my submissions and give my writing the chance to be published that I think it deserves. I am also going to send out a couple short stories to see how they can do too.
I suppose it’s kind of silly to have a section broken out called “Personal Update” since the entire post is really an update. That being said, it is still a specific area to talk about my writing and where it’s at.
I’d like to be able to say that I’ve done a ton of writing and editing, but I’d be fibbing. I’ve done some, but the holidays have sucked a lot of my time. Since I’ve gotten home though, I’ve picked up where I left off and things are once again moving forward.
Have a wonderful New Year! Be safe.