I’ve been working on various aspects of this project throughout the month of August, and there is yet quite a lot of work to be done before the project is complete, but it is complete enough to begin putting it out there for the world to see (by which I mean hear). Tonight I submitted the first episode of the Lost and Not Found audiobook to Podiobooks.com. I am assured that their queue is not too long right now, so it should go up there … well, relatively soon. Maybe next week, but certainly within September. *cough* I hope to have everything in place to start my own podcast/feed of my audiobooks by the end of this week, at modernevil.com.
The podiobooks.com feed will be strictly the book by itself, same as for Dragons’ Truth. The Modern Evil Press podcast (Should that be just “Modern Evil Podcast”, or “Modern Evil Press Podcast”? Hrm…) will also include short stories and future audiobooks (including the followup novel to Lost and Not Found I am currently writing) as well as a small amount of “chatter” and promos for other podcasts / podiobooks I want to spread the word about. It should be an ongoing / continuous podcast, going forward. bleh.
I never really wanted to do a podcast of my own (though I did try my hand at audio blogging now and again, long before podcasts became popular, and it recently occurred to me that I was doing a sort-of podiobook back in 2001, when I “released” a serialized audiobook as I was recording it, week by week sending out installments… by snail mail, rather than the as-yet-uninvented RSS), so I’m not sure how much “chatter” I’ll actually be doing, but at least some more information and advertisement than in the 20-second intro/outro I did for the podiobooks.com version. At least to remind people that there are paper versions of the books available, and perhaps updates on what else I’m working on that week, instead of just saying “see modernevil.com for more info…”
I’ve never been much good at maintaining regular content-update schedules, so we’ll just have to wait and see how things go with the podcasts. I’ve got 5 episodes of Lost and Not Found recorded and -nearly- ready for upload. I can record/edit/mix roughly an episode a day at this point (since I’ve done most of the music and planning work in advance… though my crazy plans require a certain amount more work on the music for a few future episodes… you’ll have to wait and listen to find out what I mean), and I expect there to be in the vicinity of 15 episodes total, so even without working on it every day, I should still be a couple of months ahead before my birthday rolls around, which will make things easier in that regard.
Anyway, along with the podcast, I plan to be adding a proper sort of “news feed” to modernevil.com (and to wretchedcreature.com as well) with updates on things like the next Art Walk at Intatto Coffee (September 27th! Come and see my latest art, and get books signed!) or… well, I’ll probably go do the Phoenix Art Walk October 3rd, as well. And I need to throw together a website specifically for Lost and Not Found, like I did for Dragons’ Truth … except I need to let people know this one exists, rather than putting it up late and not really linking to it. I own lostandnotfound.com already. In fact, I’ve put a couple of media files there, already: Listen to a “five minute” preview of the Lost and Not Found audiobook, or grab the 60-second promo for Lost and Not Found to share with your friends/blog-readers/podcast-listeners/pets/self/et cetera.
That’s it for now… getting sleepy. Been up (and working) since before 7AM. Mostly on the audiobook. Forgot (slash was too busy for) to paint, today. In the middle of at least 4 new paintings, and have another I need to photograph & get online… Exciting stuff. And did I mention I’m over halfway through the new novel? I’m sure that’ll take up some of the days I’m not recording & editing audio between now and forever… So, lots of stuff in the works, I hope you tune in, and I’ll try to post again soon.