With my younger daughter, I’m thinking about doing a podcast version of her university radio show, which is otherwise only available live. There are a few hoops to jump through before we get to that, but part of the thinking has involved setting up some recording equipment and doing some test recordings. Because of various things preying on my mind, I needed a side project this week, and this was it.
What I decided to do as a precursor project was record an audio version of my (inter)National Novel Writing Month project from last November. It lends itself to podcasting because – thanks to the nature of NaNoWriMo – many of the chapters are about the same length. This gave me a reason to both revise each chapter and set myself up on Apple Podcasts Connect (and Anchor/Spotify), meaning that if I do get around to the other thing, we’ll be ready to go.
The NaNoWriMo project is called The Lodge: a ghost story, and I think we’re going to end up with about 21 episodes of around 15-20 minutes each. It has been quite an interesting exercise to record myself reading this, because of the difference between speech and writing. Something that looked okay on the page would sometimes be too clunky or difficult to read out loud. I’ve got a lot of practice reading stuff aloud (I’m a teacher), but it has been a good number of years since I read any of my own material.
The show has it’s own page on this blog, where I’ll post links to each episode. I think the sound quality is okay, although my nice microphone is really meant for singing rather than speaking.
Links above. Please give it a listen / follow.