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Big Announcement!

So now that I’ve spilled the beans on Mitchell Plested’s podcast Get Published (Interview here!), I’ll announce it here officially.

Rum and Runestones did so well that we’re doing a sequel! And this time, I’m opening it up to submissions. BUT – there are some caveats.

1. I’m looking for the following: Pirates. Magic. MUST BE ABOUT Pirates and Magic!

2. Stories must be under 8k.

3. Stories cannot be submitted before November 1st. If you submit it before November 1st, it will be deleted unread, unless I have said something to you earlier.

Stories can be submitted to val@vg-ford.com starting November 1 and ending November 30.

The title of the new book? Spells and Swashbucklers.

Metrics from Sunday

Starting Count: 56018
Ending Count: 56934
Net Gain: + 916

Starting line:
“Oh,” Teraisa said. “My. What did you give them to work on?”

Ending line:
The canvas was huge – easily eight feet in length and nearly three feet high

Darling:
None really.

Busy, busy – but I can update from work on my breaks!

Wasn’t sure the day job’s firewall would let me into WordPress, but yay, it does!

I hope you guys enjoyed the first episode – I know, there’s an issue with bells about 2 minutes in – tomorrow morning, I hope to be able to pull it out of the feed, fix it and drop it back in, but that’s the earliest I’ll be able to do it. The next Episode will be dropping August 8th – I’m doing a bi-weekly schedule. I hope you’re enjoying it!

I have metrics to post as well from Saturday – I’m hoping to write later today, but I don’t know, as I’m trying to finish Queen’s Favors for Pennsic and study for my Criminal Law midterm on Thursday. *sigh* I forsee locking myself in my office on Saturday, I think.

Hope you guys are doing well! I’m staying afloat, which is all I can hope for right now, I think.

The Podcast is LIVE!

I have just uploaded the first episode of the Not Your Father’s Horseman podcast to the libsyn feed! Here’s the link to the first episode:

Episode 1 – Prologue

I am working on uploaded the files to here as well, but it’s saying it’s too large to upload. 😛 Again, the technology, she defeats me. As soon as I figure it out, I’ll be uploading it here.

I hope you enjoy it! Either leave me a note here, or on the Libsyn page, or Tweet me, but let me know what you think!

FYI – podcast and going dark for a bit

So, I’ve gotten stuff rolling with the podcast – in fact, I’m recording as we speak. This is fun! Lots of work, but fun.

The podcast begins dropping July 25th – I’m going with a biweekly schedule, so I don’t kill myself. I wanted a bigger buffer, but meh, I’ll do what I can.

Also, for the next two weeks or so, I’m going dark – I have a ton of stuff coming due, and work wants OT. Of course. So if you really need me, drop me a DM on Twitter, or text me. I’m going to try and check in, really, but I can’t promise I’ll look at the email more than once a week, so if it’s urgent, grab me at one of the two options above.

I will be posting word counts (I hope!) and will be checking comments on LJ when I get the chance.

Oh, and the podcast stuff will all be under the Podcast tab – I’m doing a new page for each episode. Probably not the best way to do it, but I’ll learn as I go. I can’t seem to figure out how to post a blog post to more than one page. Of course, I could move everything over to the blog here, but I’m not sure folks would want that. Or would you? Let me know. It would bleed over to the LJ, of course. Maybe that is the best way.

Here’s the promo, if folks want to listen to it.