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Best Podcasts for Self-Publishers

For those of you who don’t memorize my blog and check it each time to see if I’ve added another tab, you’re in for a surprise: I added another tab!

Here’s where I list all the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis, and a little bit of info about each one. Enjoy!

https://john-l-monk.com/podcasts/

 

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Another interview with Russell Blake

I pretty much enjoy all the interviews with Russell Blake, and am about to listen to this one now.

http://theauthorbiz.com/tab027-focus-writing-russell-blake/

*Update*

This guy really digs in and asks good questions based on pre-show research, etc.

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On to the next project

A great lady I know who has edited for magazines is editing my book before I send it off to agents.  The money I’m paying her is an insult to her skill and I hope to make it up to her one day.  Now I’m stuck here with nothing to do. I could paint the walls in the basement or clean out the car (I’m messy), or take the dogs to the dog park, or go to the library looking for a good book.  I could do a little overtime at the job I hate, I suppose.  But the truth is, I don’t want to do any of that.  I want to be off on my next project.

I have a number of ideas in the hopper and I’m trying to figure out if I should go with one of them or something else altogether. Writing another book is a major undertaking so I want to make sure it’s something I like vs. something I think “will sell.”  And yet it has to do that too, if I ever hope to quit that horrible job of mine (they pay me to sit next to a window and work at my own pace, the bastards). What I’d love to do is begin a follow-up to the one I just finished, but that’s a little ambitious, isn’t it?  I mean, I haven’t even shown it to an agent, let alone sold it. So these are the things I’m thinking about as I try to pursue this thing called writing.

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I’m a writing machine (lately)

I don’t get it. When I wrote my first novel (working on an agent now), it took me 2 years and every sentence was like pulling teeth, most of the time. Now I’m 60 TNR pages into my next book after about 3 weeks and every time I sit down the words just spill forth. I know exactly where I’m going and I just go there, taking various happy detours along the way and all that. I’m getting easily a thousand words a day, sometimes more, and twice that on the weekends.  My wife thinks I’m avoiding her and all I do is research my book at work (it’s a caper).

 

Since I’m the writer, all I can do is hope it’s good 🙂

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