I have been a busy little bee.
I’ve got the two podcasts each week, plus I’m doing the producer gig for Mur Lafferty – which deserves a paragraph.
I keep telling people, but I don’t remember at this point if I’ve talked about it here yet – I feel like all this podcast stuff is educating me on the publishing industry in a way that I would not otherwise have had. Doing to Functional Nerds was the start, obviously, which continued on with the SFSignal.com podcast. But producing for Mur – I listened to I Should Be Writing before, but now I am paying more attention to it, if that makes sense. I have to – it’s my job. I think it’s sinking in more. I realize as I’m listening that the things Mur talks about, the thoughts she has – I have them too.
Talking to all these authors as we interview them, I am learning so much – it really is invaluable. But the one lesson that I take to heart over and over, the one thing that they all say – write. If you don’t write all the time, every chance you get – then what’s it all for?
I am still doing the lunch time writing thing. I’m trying to make it habit. I let my skills get rusty once, I don’t want to do that again. I want to keep getting better. I’m averaging around 800 words per lunch which is good.
If I could focus on a single project for more than an hour, that would be better. Seriously, I’ve got multiple book ideas, short stories – it’s getting a little crazy.
World Fantasy is coming up – one week away. I’m really looking forward to meeting folks I’ve talked to on Twitter or Facebook and doing a little networking. Plus, I need to get away. I don’t do vacations as often as I should.
I think that’s it for now.