FYI – the noise in the interview is Sergi rubbing on my microphone. He wanted to be held for a large portion of the interview and LOVED the mic.
Ho Boy, what a week! First up, the world is a lot right now, and it’s OK to not be OK, and it’s OK to take a break, and Ursula and I will discuss that. We also have our individual productivity updates, and some discussion of the new book launch. Finally, we have an incredible catch-up with Michelle Wexelblat and how things have changed for her since we talked last!
Continue reading “Episode 249 – It’s OK to not be OK, Michelle Wexelblat Redeux Redeux”
This week we’ll discuss our recent trip to Cherokee NC, how Kevin’s new meds are working – and the impact of not taking them. We also talk about the dividing line between a Novel and Novelette, and Kevin’s new favorite device. After that, we’ll talk to Sean Nittner, game producer, project manager, and con host!
Continue reading “Episode 226 – Actual Vacation, Sean Nittner”
Hi folks! This week we’ll talk about cats, their hierarchy, and reminisce about Benjamin T. Cat. We also talk about what influenced us to get into our field, thanking our influences, progress on our projects, and a few other things. We follow that with an amazing conversation with Tom Kaeding, and find out how he stays productive!
Continue reading “Episode 218 – Thank People, Tom Kaeding”
This week we talk about our weekly productivity. Along the way we talk about presenting to management, the re-opening of Ursula’s coffee shop, and how our bodies can affect our moods. After that, we have a great conversation with Janou Brouwer, and find out how she stays productive!
Continue reading “Episode 201 – Presenting, Janou Brouwer”
Wow! 200 Episodes over 4 years! We’ll talk some about how it feels to hit episode 200, how things have changed, and why we keep doing the show. We’ll also talk about how our productivity for this week went, in the face of an important loss. We’ll wrap things up with our yearly check in with Kevin Sonney himself, and how he’s staying productive!
Again, Thank you for listening!
Continue reading “Episode 200 – Four Years, Kevin Sonney”
This week we start by talking about how both Ursula (Wombat Co-Host Extraordinaire) and I were productive this week, followed by discussion of things we were not taught in History Class and some of the failings of US Education when it comes to US History. After that, we have a chat with Amy Tobey about how she stays productive.
Continue reading “Episode 152 – Freeze Dried Potatoes, Amy Tobey”
This week, we will discuss some of the challenges we are having as our enforced work-from-home continues. We also discuss an amazing article on Creativity from The Oatmeal, then finish by catching up with Anna James, who we first talked to in Episode 94.
Note : My USB connection to the sound board was failing and so the quality of the first part of the interview is not great. Continue reading “Episode 140 – Challenges, Anna James Redux”
Hi folks! This week we will talk about the continuation of Kevin’s series on OpenSource.com as well as what makes a good and a bad copy editor. In the background, you may even hear the Shepherd as she looks over the version of the manuscript the copy editor sent Ursula. Finally, we’re going to have a talk with J. R. Blackwell, and how she stays productive.
Continue reading “Episode 131 – Good Copy Editors, JR Blackwell”
Hi folks! This week we will talk about completing a big project, and the feelings you get after it is done. We also have an update on one of the Wombat Co-Host’s (Author Ursula Vernon) long-term goals, and finish up with the live show from Bubonicon with Jane Lindskold and Jim Moore! (Sadly, I cannot currently find a public copy of the quail photo mentioned in the show)
Continue reading “Episode 113 – Completing Things, Jane Lindskold and Jim Moore”
What do you do when the well runs dry-ish, and you can’t come up with new ideas? This week the Wombat Co-Host (Ursula Vernon) and I will talk about her sudden lack of ideas and how maybe a day off – a REAL day off – can help. After that we’ll talk to Sarah Hartman about how they stay productive.
Continue reading “Episode 111 – No Ideas, Sarah Hartman”