This is a solo episode — very much a “part two” of the previous episode — in which I explore why my creative production has been so sporadic over the last couple months, and what that lack of initiative and focus might be telling me… and what actions I should take moving forward. Related: the trap of doing things you think people want rather than things that actually matter to you and to others.
Links and Topics Mentioned in This Episode
- The original post announcing the initial form of the Autumn Project 2018
- My Income / Transparency Report for October, 2018
- Emilie Wapnik and her multipotentialite book, course, and community
- Create if Writing podcast hosted by Kirsten Oliphant
- No, I’m not shutting down my Patreon page, but I’m no longer making it a priority at the expense of actually shipping creative work
- Procrastinaction, as described in Sonitotum episode fifteen
- In the spirit of Gretchen Rubin‘s The Four Tendencies, I’m for sure a rebel, and it’s not doing me any favors…
- The difference between intuition and instinct
The Autumn Project (2018): October 15 through November 17, 2018
More manuscript words; scenes; pages! Not as many as I should… but what does should mean, anyway? That’s part of what this episode is about…
- Days Worked: Nine (Thirty five total)
- Total Time Worked: 18 hours, 25 minutes (69 hours 07 minutes total)
- Words Written: 9,559 on the draft (41,801 words total (including character studies, outline, and draft)
- Approximately 869 words per writing day
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Equipment and Software
For those who are interested (folks sometimes ask), here are the hardware and software tools I use to make Sonitotum. I have affiliate arrangements with some of these products and services. If you make a purchase when you click through using my links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. It’s a great way to help support the podcast… so thank you!
- Aurycle a460 large diaphragm studio condenser microphone
- Akai Professional MPD218 (MIDI drum pad controller for performing drum parts of “Anastasia”)
- Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD (audio interface for directly connecting microphones and musical instruments to a computer)
- Sennheiser HD 202 headphones
- Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio (digital audio workstation / music creation software — used when recording and producing “Anastasia” and “Gwinton”)
- Adobe Audition CC (digital audio workstation for recording, editing, and producing audio — used to mix and produce the podcast)
- Zencast.fm (podcast media file hosting and distribution service)
- Dreamhost (Website hosting — I’ve been their client since January of 2007! Can you say that about your web hosting company?)
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