January 23, 2019
In this episode I riff off some thoughts Michael Sullivan posted in /r/fantasy on Reddit:
"People are quick to note that traditional publishing doesn’t have a good track record with regards to innovation. But can’t the same be said about the traditionally published AUTHOR who keeps operating as they always have (signing contract after contract even though the pay is less and there are other avenues that produce more income)? This seems like dinosaur behavior to me."
I do my best not to rant here or specifically call people out. I'm talking about behaviors I've seen in writers as they try to navigate a very confusing time of transition in the publishing industry.
One thing I forgot to mention is that having a clear idea of your goals as a writer will help you determine what path you want to take... but being open to all this change will help you recognize opportunities when they arise -- and they will.
December 31, 2018
Everybody loves a goals show! Let's throw down the gauntlet for 2019 so I can look back and either be pleased with my progress or shed tears in my beer.
I talk about production, health and financial goals for 2019, as well establishing a strong author brand.
Mentioned in this podcast:
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Word Count Tracker (excel doc download)
Thanks for listening!
December 24, 2018
Here's a reading from the Proteus Bridge (2018). This is the first chapter in the novel. (Warning, a very frustrated parrot drops an F-bomb.)
December 16, 2018
Episode 3 - In this episode I talk about some strategies I've used to not feel so overwhelmed when taking on a new project. I focus mostly on writing a novel, but these techniques apply to any project.
As always, if you have any questions, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening!
December 8, 2018
Episode 2 - A bit more on resistance, series plotting, character-based plots, using templates and learning from other genres.
Books mentioned in the podcast:
December 3, 2018
James S. Aaron reading from the latest Legends of the Sentience Wars book, Vesta Burning, available now on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited (https://amzn.to/2PbPMu4)
December 1, 2018
Episode 1 - Getting my feet wet, talking about creative resistance, getting a jump on the new year, accomplishments for November 2018 and goals for the next week.
Full notes at Speculative.Work