Monday, September 19, 2022

Expected Release Date For Podcast...

 Hey all! OMG am I excited about launching this writing podcast! I cannot begin to tell you. 

Well, I can. 

And I will.

I may even be more excited than him!

So my writing podcast will not only be audio, but I am going to brave the world and record myself doing the podcast. There will be lots of opportunity to see/hear it as it will be up on YouTube.

I will announce some things during the first episode, where you're kind of getting to know me. I'll BE HONEST! I tend to swear. A lot. But I am going to tone it down and maybe have my editor put in a suitable beep.

I am looking to launch October 5, 2022, barring there are no earth shattering shenanigans going on, or in my case, real life issues.

Now, with that being said and something DOES happen, well, I'll just release on Dia de los Muertos. The Day of the Dead. {Insert dramatic music and maniacal laughter} Ahem. I love the word Muertos.

I'll still be looking out for authors, editors, agents or voice actors who would like to be interviewed or join round table discussions via Discord. (Once a date is set, you will be invited.)

You now have several ways to get a hold of me to let me know:

Email me HERE.

Find me on Twitter, either my username MelMcC7 or with the hashtag #CaledoniaLass

You can leave a comment here on this page, I will see it.

Or you can just yell into the void and my demon minions will come chitter your name in my ear.

Please leave a comment or share this post. Link will be on Twitter!

Friday, September 16, 2022

Writing Podcast ~ Coming Soon...

 I'm getting very excited about  my writing podcast!!

I would love for you to contact me if you are interested in any of the following:

Author Interview

Roundtable Discussion

Editor Interview

Agent Interview

Audiobook Narrators/Voice Actors

These are just a few things you'll find in my podcast. In between, it will be just little ol' me chatting away about character creation and development, world building, genres, and more.

If you have any ideas for topics, I am more than open to suggestions. Discussion for the roundtable episodes will include things like book banning, cancel culture, why certain genres get a good or bad rap.

I was going to do one of my stories, chapter by chapter, however, the story I had planned out for this changed direction (my characters are divas!), and isn't ready quite yet. So perhaps that will be something to add in later on if there's any interest.

I would love to get some feedback from you, or please contact me about topics or about being interviewed. For now, you can direct message me on Twitter @MelMcC7 or comment here. I will be setting up a web page and email specific to the podcast as soon as possible. Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Bucket List...

 I've been seriously thinking lately about a bucket list. I guess I've hit that age, but to be honest, I've been putting things on my list for some time now. I suppose, as we age, it tends to become more and more important, because, let's face it, we're not going to reverse the aging process, nor are we going to live forever.

I do not want to be immortal. Immortalized, yes. But I don't want to live forever and watch family and friends come and go.

A lot of authors will have a bucket list for their writing. Things like, publish first book. Check. Become a best-seller. Check. Do book signings. Check.

You get the idea. Sometimes, I feel, your personal bucket list would help you with your other types of bucket lists.

For example, my personal life list includes the following:

Visiting Lake MacDonald in Montana. The one with the clear blue glacier water and all the stunning rainbow pebbles. This would help me in my writing, just by trying to detail this impressive are by using all my senses.

Visiting each state and their tourist landmarks. First of all, I could get a pretty good idea of community in each state. Seeing the sights would help in writing about different places. And who doesn't want to see the world's largest ball of string?

Shark cage. Yes, I said it. Shark cage. Oh. My. Goodness. If I am brave enough to get my happy backside into a shark cage, I am brave enough to do anything! What and experience that would be! I'd be at  my book signing telling everyone how I went into a shark cage. And I want to boop the nose of the closest shark!

Researching other counties and cultures can be fun, but it would be even better to sit and talk to native people about their customs and their folklore. Hmm... can I get a grant for that?

So far, that's about all I have. The traveling about would take up a lot of time, but I would do it and be happy. I have other things, like snorkeling, seeing the redwoods and such. But the ones I feel would help me navigate my writing bucket list are the ones you've just read.

So what would be on your author bucket list? Or even just your bucket list? Leave me a comment or find me on Twitter @MelMcC7

Monday, September 12, 2022

Prepping For Take-Off...

 I'll be working in my new "studio" hopefully by next week! I can't wait to get started. I've got my microphone, I've got my sound-proofing and all sorts of cool stuff.

I'll be doing a roll-call for authors who would like to be interviewed and/or join a round table discussion on writing. I also have a discord channel I can invite people to for brainstorming sessions.

When I look at what is ahead of me, I'm so excited. I'm also nervous and overwhelmed, but I know that once I get rolling, things will work out just fine.

I'll be recording several podcasts and get them ready to go before releasing them, that way I have backups on bad weeks. But I will definitely be on a good schedule.

So for some feedback, what do you think is a good time length for interviews of authors? What about the round table discussions? I have a lot planned already, but looking to see what amount of time you'd give to something like this. 

I would also like to bring in some editors and such, maybe get good tips and information from them. Possibly agents as well. We'll see how things go.

Thanks for being a part of my blog and giving feedback. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!