Posts in Category Season 4 (2016)

All of my podcast episodes that originally aired in 2016


S4, E97: Out With 2016, In With 2017

It’s my annual review of how the year went, good, bad, and meh, how I did with my goals, and looking at my financials for the year. Ending the episode by sharing my writing-related goals for 2017! News & Notes: Gotten a few more chapters of the NaNo 2016 project written, thanks to Dragon, and even wrote some while at a sing-along get together event. Also used Dragon to get more work done on the non-fiction project 2016…Oh This Year! I realized Deviations abject failure, the stress/drain of all that overtime earlier in the year to finish a project at […]


S4, E96: NaNo 2016 and Aisuru NetGalley Results

So how did NaNo turn out? Did I manage to make it to 50,000?? And what about Aisuru’s NetGalley run? Both covered in today’s episode! News & Notes: Finally got the newsletter out Still behind on Anma’s Manga Minute Deviations new cover still in progress, so it’s still Amazon only Dragon! NaNo 2016 – Final Results Managed to keep up the pace and though it was down to the wire, I did indeed cross the 50,000 word mark! I wrote some 68% of my NaNo words this year in just the last 11 days of November, with half of those […]


S4, E93: NaNo 2016, Special 2

As promised, my second NaNo episode. I have words, not many, and I’m way behind, but I do have words. News & Notes: Aisuru is now “wide”, and available via Kobo, Nook, Smashwords, iTunes, Google Play, and others, if you go to books2read.com/aisuru you can find which stores currently have and pick your favorite; I updated it regularly and more stores are coming Deviations is not yet wide due to issues with the ePub and decided to just wait until the new cover is done so I don’t have to change it all again Gave up on iTunes direct because […]


S4, E92: Long Silence, My Why, and NaNo Update #1

After almost two months away from the “air”, I get a bit emotional talking about October, then move on to my contemplations of “my why” and the future of my books. Due to the long stretch between episodes, I also tacked on my first NaNo 2016 update, pathetic though it is. My Heartache It’s been almost two months since my last episode. October ended up being the worst year in my life for me. I didn’t do much writing-related activity at all. Nothing with Girl in the Forest’s revision. Nothing with Maid Maleen. And no podcast episodes recorded at all. […]


S4, E91: Anma’s Manga Minute and Hakodate Hearts

Introducing my new side audio blog type project, Anma’s Manga Minute, and giving a more “formal” introduction to my Hakodate Hearts book series, including selected readings from both Aisuru and Deviations.   Fair warning: as this episode includes a reading from Deviations, it has a bit more cussing than usual 🙂 News & Notes: Computer woes – desktop video card died and laptop had to have Windows reinstall Girl in the Forest updates: feedback in, revision progress and cover progress Anma’s Manga Minute New “vlog”/blog thing about Anime and Manga! YouTube and blog only for now Check out the intro […]


S4, E90: Camp NaNo Ending and Final Promo

Camp Nano ended in abject failure and I contemplate the future of the Maid Maleen project before discussing my hastily done promo for Aisuru. While the sales were pitiful, the ROI was great, though still a disappointment. Which leads into my last topic: where things stand with Girl in the Forest and the struggles of being fiscally responsible while also trying to produce great products and a great reader experience.


S4, E89: Camp NaNo 2016, Special 2

Finally got some words written and the story is going so much better!  I also talk about the false idea that being an indie authors means you don’t have to deal with rejection again. News & Notes: Poll results so far – last day to vote! Voting closes on as soon as it flips over to July 18th (CST) Contemplation on Indies and the idea that being self-published means “no (more) rejections” Word Count: 4,402 (need 3,707 a day to finish…yeah…)


S4, E87: Of Plans and Being a Failure

Some updates and excited babbling about my trip, followed by discussing my updated plans for the rest of the year and my free-talking a bit about the idea of being a failure and coming to terms with it. News & Notes: Back from Italy – awesome trip Sterling & Stone Smarter Artist Bootcamp Moved to a new web host Plans for Writing Between the trip and the Bootcamp, I was able to help clear my head a bit and get re-energized. It also helped me come to terms with some of my doubts even as Aisuru and Deviations both continue […]