If you’ve been following my blog for the last few months, you’ll have heard me mention the Secret Project a few times. Well, the secret is out now and that project is Podcasting!
We’ve been working on creating a podcast for a while and spent the last few months organising, brainstorming, laying foundations and getting all the “grunt work” done.
Starting a Podcast
This is so exciting as not only is this a new venture for us but it is another boundary push against our comfort zones and I do like trying to move that boundary line every now and then.
Okay, so let’s cover some things…
So who’s ‘we’?
You probably guessed (well, you may have if you have played #TheMerryWriter game on Twitter) that the “we” in this venture is myself (obviously) and my good friend and fellow author, Rachel Poli who runs the Twitter game with me.
So decided to dip our toes into Podcasting.
What’s the Podcast about?
Our show summary is:
“Two chatty authors connecting writers, one question at a time by asking all the “write” questions.”
It is going to be a fun, friendly show where we ask (and answer) a question each week about all things writing and bookish, as well as sharing news, advice and personal experiences on our own writing journeys.
Whose this podcast for?
This podcast is aimed at writers and authors mainly, and anyone who wants to know more about what writers do and how they do it.
The questions we ask will be ones to get you thinking about your stories, characters and worlds, not to mention writing processes and ideas that may help you in your journey.
Quick disclaimer: While we will TRY and make it somewhat family-friendly, please be warned both myself and Rachel can pepper our discusses with the odd curse word or two, so take that into consideration.
Why all the secrecy?
Rachel and I are great at planning but we can sometimes fall down the rabbit hole of planning and never actually move forward (see “Why Perfectionism Can Be Stifling“).
This is especially true when we are trying something very different for us and as mentioned, moving outside of our comfort zone.
So we didn’t want to announce it too soon and then end up not actually going ahead with it.
But mentioning a secret project was enough to give us a little accountability and set us working on it regularly. It also gave us time to iron out
all most of the wrinkles… of which there were many!
Over to you
We would be super stoked if you’d join us. We will be uploading our episodes every Wednesday and we will (hopefully) be on several platforms to make it as easy as possible for people to listen and subscribe.
You can here our mini-Intro Trailer to this podcast right now, by visiting our Podbean Website. We wanted it to be clear for our trailer, believe me when I say our official episodes will be a lot more conversation and…messy! lol
Yes, you will get to hear our accents and our overly-excited moments and probably some mispronunciations and weird rants.
We will also be hoping to feature some guests onto our podcast, once we convince a few unwitting souls to join us.
They will be giving their thoughts on the weekly question and you may just hear some sparkling insights…or more likely, random off-topic conversation tandems and possibly some cursing. You have been warned. 🙂
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