Baby Steps

The idea of trying something new is often daunting, whether it is writing a story or trying yoga for the first time. I know when I’m faced with something new I often ask myself if I think I can do it. Will I enjoy it? Is it really worth making a fool of myself. Despite all the self-doubt and apprehension, I usually go through with it and check off another thing done in the life experiences list. If I enjoy myself, I might even do it again. The thing about that is, because the activity is unknown, my mind begins to build it up to something potentially scary. I don’t really know what to expect so I start to expect […]

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Don’t Let the Proof Put You in the Pudding

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/Abriefaside.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI had a hard lesson re-enforced this week and the re-enforcement made me feel like a bit of a clod. Let me begin with a story. It is a story of hard work and commitment and ultimately, stupid mistakes. As you probably know, I have a podcast titled “Get Published”. When I first conceived the podcast I was only going to do an episode a month. That lasted until I put out a general call asking for interview subjects. The response was positive, VERY POSITIVE, and made me realize that I needed to increase the release schedule if I didn’t want to keep people waiting for months to hear […]

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Get Published, Episode 13 – Self Publishing with Harold Curtis

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSNEW Update OK, so here’s the scoop… I had two versions of the podcast; a raw and a final. I ended up loading the raw version which, as you have heard, has a number of problems. The new version is now available for download. Sorry for all the confusion. If you get it using iTunes, delete the old episode, check for all episodes of ‘Get Published’ and select Episode 13. That will pull it down for you. UPDATE Well, crap! I just listened to the episode and I have about 1 minute of dead space where the Varient Frequencies promo is supposed to play and I won’t be near […]

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