Greetings, fellow internetizens! I am super stoked to announce that I have 1, repeat O-N-E short story left to finish for the first year of my short fiction series. Words cannot adequately describe my excitement.
I make a lot of plans. I take on a lot of projects. If you read my blog on a regular basis or of you know me IRL, you might have noticed. This series has been one of those things that I wasn’t sure I had the stamina to pull off.
I mean, I know I’m not like done-done, but this is still huge for me. Once I write this last story and wade through editing, etc, I’m going to have a new release (including box sets) every month for an entire year. A year! I have written almost all the things.
I’m still pushing through a few last bits of internal resistance (which I always seem to experience near the end of all projects), but I will get past it.
I might have to celebrate in some way. I deserve cake…and wine.
I am a bit intimidated by the podcast that goes with that series. I currently have another podcast called Authors Read, but my part in that (the voice part) is just a simple intro and outro.
The upcoming series podcast is going to consist of me reading stories. That will involve a lot more recording and editing, and I want to release the episodes in a somewhat efficient manner. I worry about time management, because I’ve been extremely slow about both recording and editing. I need to work more diligently in order to pull that particular rabbit out of the hat.
Anyway, next I have thoughts on recent books I’ve read or listened to.
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis: very good, fast read for ladies with confidence issues. Excellent chapter titles enabled me to skip the parts that didn’t apply to me, so bonus points! Would I read another book by Mrs. Hollis? Yes.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling: She reads the audio version, which is great. This got me through a couple of extremely boring days at work. Kaling is funny and smart, and I hope she writes many more.
Getting Unstuck by Prema Chödrön: This was actually a series of live teachings packaged as an audiobook. Chödrön is an American Tibetan Buddhist. She talks about letting go of thought spirals that can consume us and color everything from our perspective to our behavior. This one is very good, a bit on the repetitive side by the end, but still valuable. I wish I could prescribe this (and Buddhism in general) to some people I know. Emotions and the ego can be toxic if left unchecked.
And finally: a new Authors Read Podcast episode! They’re few and far between these days due to a lack of authors signing up, but today, I have one. Click the link below for the jump.
Also, if you’re an author and you want to be on a podcast, be sure to check out the Get Featured Page. /dangles free publicity carrot/