The equipment is sitting on the table, ready to go. The hosts (Elysha and I) are ready with lots to say. The producer is ready to… produce.
Only a minor glitch (an inexplicable, intermittent hum) kept us from recording our first podcast, Author Out Loud, last week.
Hopefully that technical hurdle will be overcome next week and we will record our first episode. We will probably record about three before we actually make them available to download, just to be sure that we have the technical side under control.
Author Out Loud, at least as we currently envision it, will be a podcast about the life of an author. It will include discussion about writing, storytelling, books, the publishing industry and the day-to-day life of an author. Our goal is to provide writers and readers with a peek into the career of an author. My vision is to provide writers and readers with insight into the daily challenges and triumphs of an author and answer the kind of questions that I always always wanted to ask authors before publishing my first book.
Eventually. we will have other authors, editors, agents, booksellers and storytellers on the show as guests to share their perspective as well.
My wife will cohost for a few reasons:
- People tend to like her more than me.
- She’s funny, intelligent and entertaining.
- Two people talking is almost always better than one person rambling.
- She is intertwined in my writing career and will serve as both the outsider who can ask questions as well as the expert who knows nearly as much as I do.
- I think it will be interesting to hear from the perspective of the spouse of an author.
- I tend to be a little obtuse at times, failing to realize when something is interesting, unusual or provocative or boring. She will be the person who tells me when to say more and when to shut up.
We will also answer questions from listeners, and for the past week, I have been collecting questions from future listeners via Twitter. If you would like to add your question to the list, please feel free to comment here, send me an email or contact me through social media. All questions are welcomed. No subject is taboo. I’ve already received question related to my finances, my relationship with my editor, my favorite and least favorite books and my day-to-day writing schedule.
One person asked me if I regretted having children. I loved this question.
So no question is out of bounds, and we will do our best to answer each and every one. Please, ask away.
We look forward to hearing from you, and we look forward to having a podcast for you to download soon!