January 5, 2021
The retrospective episode you've been waiting for.
When I ask myself what I learned in 2020, my first impulse is to start laughing.
Sometimes you have to strike out into the hills, only to find out you ended where you started... but I learned a lot along the way, and I'm going into 21 with a good game plan and the experience to make it work.
My big goal for 2021: 1 million words of fiction. If I make that happen, I'll be well on my way to bringing my income up where it needs to be to make this a sustainable career.
That's 2740 words a day or 19,178 a week. Seems crazy in aggregate, but I can easily write a 1000 words an hour as long as I know the story I want to write. I bet you can too.
I hope you're looking forward to 2021 as well.
Thanks for listening,
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 email@example.com. 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