I'll get a real job when I'm damn well ready, Nanna!
But what I think we need more of in the sea of webinars and blog posts are people who we enjoy listening to. People who inspire us, and someone we can start at the beginning of their podcast and let it run in our ear holes while we dig to the bottom of our sink filled with dishes after the 4th of July. Surely someone else out there still has their decorations up, and firework carcasses strewn about their lawn beside me.
When I'm doing my chores I do one of two things, I listen to audio books, or I binge podcasts. I thought I'd share two of the podcasts I'm currently obsessed with.
Print Run is a podcast for the traditional publishing set. And although I'm not in that camp, I do thoroughly enjoy the hosts, Erik and Laura.
They chat about current events, publishing trends, and give their opinions as agents on different manuscript first pages and queries if you're a member of their Patreon. You can listen to their base content for free, and I highly recommend that, but I found value in their query critiques especially, and am currently paying for their extra content.
This podcast reminds me of my local RWA group getting together and shooting the shit over margaritas. Although I don't think Erik and Laura are drinking during their podcast. But hey...you never know. All I'm saying is you get access to a fun convo between obvious friends with a love of books and the author/publishing community. And sometimes there's a gong.
The Write Now Podcast is one I've been listening to for quite some time, and although her feed has become more interviews and less one-on-one, I'm still holding out hope she'll come back and chat with us by herself some more.
Sarah has one of those voices that just wraps around you like a warm hug. And although her shows go back for years, I'd argue that much of her advice has survived the test of time.
This channel is more motivation, and less technical chat. When you're down and feeling like you suck with the highest level of suckage that has ever been achieved by a writer, I'd recommend you pull up some of Sarah's episodes.
This podcast also follows Sarah's journey as a creator, and I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing her try new methods, and create in new mediums. Her joy is infectious. (Sarah also has Patreon)
Do you listen to podcasts? Any favorites on writing, reading, or self-help that I need to check out? Send them my way. I'd love to have something else to binge while I fold laundry.