Karma by JC Andrijeski – My latest Audiobook

Karma by JC Andrejeski

Karma by JC AndrejeskiKarma by JC Andrijeski was definitely an enjoyable project to work on.

The story was provocative, and the author was a wonderful collaborator. Hopefully, I will get to record more of her work in the near future.

The story details the meetings of two immortal souls over many lifetimes. And, how these souls shape, and are shaped by both history and their human experiences.

You can get the audiobook from audible, and soon from iTunes (I will add that link when it becomes available).

 

Does #blogging get in the way of #creativity

Sometimes, blogging can seem to get in the way of creativity.

Tearing one’s self away from substantial projects long enough to formulate a valuable posting can feel like a creative disservice. This concept probably seems “odd”, but should it?

After all, if the purpose of blogging is to draw attention to one’s real work, the act of blogging should not take away from the creation of one’s work. Wouldn’t doing so be the very definition of counter-productivity?

Many bloggers, myself included, go through periods of prolific posting followed by long stretches of unintended silence. Hopefully, we have stayed productive during such silences, but there are no guarantees. Life happens. We have children, we change jobs, we move, we live, we love.

Life happens. And, when it does, sometimes creativity suffers.

So, consider again the un-updated blog. It sits there languishing, losing perceived value, and acting more like an archive, than a portfolio. It calls to the procrastinator within promising a kind of quick fix. After all, the stakes are so much lower in a blog post. Why not just write up something quick? Just some fluff! It’ll only take a few minutes (minutes can turn into hours, hours can turn into days…).

Blogging is supposed to be a “throw away” kind of thing, right?

I couldn’t disagree more with that sentiment.

Today, more people are putting more words and pictures out there, online, before the global audience than ever before. But, so much of the content lacks forethought, care, and consideration.

A blog is supposed to be an online journal. And, a journal is all about forethought, as well as afterthought. A journal requires both care and consideration. A journal is supposed to expose something real and true about one’s process in front of the world.

Consider it a part of the creative process, not a substitute for it. If you do, you may see yourself post less often, but what you post will feel like a true piece of creativity, not a substitute for it.

Yes, I shall come back?

“One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.”
— The First Doctor

It has been four years since I finished writing my last Doctor Who script, A Road Untaken.

I did not know at the time that it would be my last project with Broken Sea Audio. I had set up an interesting farewell/resolution for the character Olivia Le Pluie, a fun introduction for the new companion Amanda Waterfield, visited Romana in The Time War, and brought back K9. There were even plans for a Blake’s 7 styled spin off.

Leaving that story arc “unfinished” has continued to eat at me. So, 5 years later, I finally got myself to sit down and finish a script capable of picking up from those closing moments of A Road Untaken. If I can put a good cast together, some new audio dramas may be appearing here soon.

Hopefully, in time for the 50th Anniversary 😉

invoke you

I wake
With my fingers moving
Across the coarse cotton of the bed
Toward a notion of you.
 
Breathing deep
I dream your scent into being.
 
A longing
So utterly essential
No longer confined
Searches the sheets.
 
Wanting  nothing more
Or less
Than to invoke you.

a ghostly hollow

inside
 there is a space
 that aches
 of a ghostly hollow
 yet to come.

a future memory
 of a piece
 of myself
 yet to be vacant.

I struggle
 for stillness
 and simplicity
 in it all.

and
 I fail.

About my Doctor Who stories

The emails over the last few days have been a bit overwhelming.

Just to be clear, though I may continue writing these stories, they will no longer appear as part of the BSAP podcast. The team at BSAP have decided to take their stories in a different direction. I received an email telling me that my “services will no longer be necessary” not long after my last episode, A Road Untaken, aired.

Before I continue, I would like to thank you all for your kind words about the stories that I have penned over the last few years. I completely enjoyed writing them, and I had a lot of fun being part of building the podcasts that brought them to life. I am sorry to hear from so many of you that you have reacted so poorly to the current plot line over at BSAP.

I got similar emails from listeners when a particular story that I didn’t write appeared during my time organizing that podcast. I too was upset that the author of that story did not pay enough attention to the existing story arc to make his story fit into the series and, as many of you pointed out, his lines for both the Doctor and his companion, Olivia, were at least a bit out of character.

I too, am disappointed by the quality and content of the current episode. And, I will be expressing my opinion in the only way that will really make a difference…

I am unsubscribing from the podcast feed. Only a precipitous drop in reported listenership will get the podcast organizers to understand that their current direction is a mistake. So, though I appreciate all of your kind words, if you really want to make your opinions known, drop your subscription to the podcast.