Shifting Gears

by Doc Coleman on October 15, 2012 · 0 comments

in Asides, Voice Work, WIP

I feel as if a weight has been lifted from my shoulders! The audio for Northern Mist is complete and has been turned over to Tee and Pip for Tales From the Archives. At least our part is done. We don’t have good access to music sources, so Tee is going to be doing the scoring for the story. And, of course, they’re going to put their own stamp on the beginning and end of the story. For now, Northern Mist will stay under the code name. Once I get word from Tee and Pip to reveal the name, or that the story has been released, I’ll let you know the real title. We’re hoping that you really enjoy the story.

So, with that done, priorities are shifting…

Of immediate focus, is getting my prep work done for The Bright Lands, my NaNoWriMo story for this year. You’ll be hearing a lot more about that all through November.

On the audio front, I need to get the Balticon Special features moving forward again. I’ve got a bunch of audio from Balticon 46, and I really need to get it out to you before Balticon 47! Some of the audio may seem a little dated, but there is a lot of good advice and entertainment there. My goal here is to get at least one episode out before November, and another one ready to be released mid-November.

I need to get started on the “Welcome to Paradox” edits and begin getting the e-book version formatted for release. I’ve had the cover art ready for a year now! The problem here is what goes inside. Fortunately, I think I’ve learned a lot from releasing “The Gift” as an ebook last year. I’m hoping that with “Paradox”, I can also create a template to use to make future short story ebook releases go more smoothly.

And I need to get the second draft of Perils into the production pipe as well. At this point, the plan is to do at least three drafts before releasing Perils. I know I’ve been talking about this story for a while, and some of you are really looking forward to seeing more of it. I want to get it out to you, too, but this is a story that I really love, and I want to place it, and the sequels, as well as possible. I was thinking about getting an agent and shopping Perils out to the Big Six publishers. Now, I’m not so sure. I’ve recently heard more about Nathan Lowell and Brand Gamblin’s experiences with self-publishing, and I’m reconsidering that as a possibility. The current incarnation of the plan is to finish up Bright Lands as fast as I can and prepare that for podcasting and self-publishing in order to test the waters. If Bright Lands sells really well, I will probably go forward with self-publishing Perils.

I’ve also had some nibbles on potential voice work, but until that solidifies, I’ll just keep the details waiting in the wings.

I guess that is it for now. See you next time, folk!

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