The Grand Plan…partial
So I am going to share some of my Grand Plan with y’all. Come on, stop groaning, it’ll be brief…
Send me money. There that’s my plan. If a million of you send me a dollar, then this whole thing paid off.
Okay, I’ll get serious. I plan on releasing a new episode every two weeks or so if possible (starting around October). Time is my currency though and frankly I’m broke. (That means I don’t have much free time). So some episodes may come out every two weeks and some may come out every three or four weeks. I know, it’s disappointing.
But, the cool thing is that all of these episodes will be my rough drafts. And you get to help me with them! Once I have the entire podcast novel completed, I’ll then do a little re-writing based on all the feedback I have collected and re-release the podcast novel, updated and edited. I am hoping by then I’ll also have a full grasp of all the technological complexities that podcasting entails.
Why take a year to write a rough draft and why even bother releasing podcasts if they are going to be replaced at some point anyway? Simple, coming from a theatre background, I consider this the dress rehearsal. You are my audience giving me those final show notes on what works and what doesn’t. It also gives me a chance to build a fan base for Dead Mech and to connect and communicate with people that are interested in the project. This means when it comes time to do a full scale, media blitz launch, I’ll have a solid foundation to work from. And some great friends and allies in my corner helping me succeed.
The whole point of this entire project is to create a novel that is interesting and fun and can be spun off into as many types of media as interest will allow. Writer’s talk about ‘world building’ and that is what I want to do. I want to build a world people will gladly come spend time in, to escape to and to enjoy. Even if it is a zombie wasteland populated by mechanized killing machines. And cannibals, don’t forget the cannibals.
So please, don’t hold back, give me your critiques, insight and two-cents. I’m ready for it all.
With that said, I am the author, the ego fueling this crazy Rookie train heading to God-knows-where. And in the end it’s my story, my characters and my ass hanging out there. So while I will respect everyone’s opinion, and be forever grateful for all involved, at the end of the day my word is final. Unless I re-write.
Thanks again everyone for hanging with me in the Blogosphere, Blogtown, Blogotopia, I truly appreciate it. Keep in touch.
Posted on August 12, 2009, in What's Up.... and tagged bible, cannibals, dead, dead mech, fiction, genre, horror, jake, mech, podcasts, science fiction, scifi, writing, zombies. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.