So I follow a few writing podcasts. I know I should put them up on the writer resources page.
Here is a quick rundown:
The Writer’s Well
*The Career Author
The Creative Penn Podcast
*The Writer’s Ink
Speculative Works Podcast
How do you write?
Story Grid Editors Round Table
Kobo Writing Life Podcast
*6 Figure Authors
Create If Writing
I Should Be Writing
Helping Writers Become Authors
*The Sell More Book Show
Science Fiction and Fantasy Marketing Podcast (defunct)
Book Launch Show
Baen Free Radio Hour Show
Well Crap. That is a lot more podcasts than I thought I listened to. An even 20. A few I check the episodes before I listen. Several are must listens. I put a star next to the always listen. The rest I check their topic and decide at that point. I have 30 min commute to work so I get time in then and then also in the morning when exercising I listen to a podcast or two.
The reason for all this is that I wanted to talk about an episode of the Writer’s Ink. Specifically the Josh Malerman episode 5. He is a horror author that just had one of his books made into a movie. He does a great job giving a back and forth wisdom dump with J the host. One of the things that caught my ear in this was that he had a ton of books / manuscripts just laying around. Basically he always keeps writing.
I think the trick here is just keep writing on everything. If you are going to petition agents to entry into the Traditional Publishing world then you need to keep writing and working on your craft. If you are going to release in indie publishing then you are going to need to keep writing and publishing craft. Either way just like anything that requires work and effort the more work and effort you put into it the better you get. Practice makes progress, but if you keep practicing you get closer to perfect each time.
I am up to 24K words on book 2 but I am still on chapter 7 for book 1 in revising. Hopefully kicking it up a notch this next 2 weeks.
So I finished the Wholesale Slaughter series by Rick Partlow. It was pretty good. Reminiscent of BattleTech from back in the day.
I still haven’t finished revising Raising Aces. I am on Chapter 7 and I probably have one more pass to go after I get through this one. I have a target for Feb 1st to get it over to my editor for a final pass by him. I also have time boxed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday lunches for revision.
On the other side of the coin, I have started writing book 2 again. I finished about 10k words last year on it. However the year before I did 88k words. So clearly need to adjust my time to include writing. I set up the same time I did in 2018 so hopefully I can get book 2 done and with some revision god luck out this year as well.
Catch you guys in 2 weeks.
Currently Reading: Wholesale Slaughter by Rick Partlow. I should probably get an affiliate link.
Book 1 state: In the editor’s hands, he said he would get it to me mid month. So pending on the edits, it is probably a July release if all goes well. If not well we shall see. First books are usually rough from what I hear.
I am going to get book 1 out to my editor this weekend. I started up a Patreon -> https://www.patreon.com/ChadBoyerWriter
The Patreon is going to be for two serials that I am going to try for a year. Both to get more writing in and to tell more stories.
I am excited to release book 1. It is currently planned for June which would mean 1 year has passed since I started this journey to publish a book that I wrote. I am hoping to get 2 more out within the year and finish the initial trilogy. When I finish up book 3 I will decide whether to pivot at that point or continue the series, but my goal is a tightly written trilogy.
So I like all things sci-fi and figured I would share a YouTube channel I use for some of my research while I am writing. The creator is very knowledgeable and goes in depth into many topics. The channel is Issac Arhtur’s Science and Futurism channel
Also if you haven’t checked out Scott Manley’s channel it has great things on all current metal going through our atmosphere into space.
Finally Sci Show Space has a great Channel that breaks down everything dealing with space.
Just some good places to start to learn more about space and futurology.
I am in the process of writing my first sci-fi book. I hope to release in January and then write many more. Come join me on the adventure.