I can’t believe I made a podcast! With help, of course. Tom Kies was my gracious guinea pig in this EPIC Carteret endeavor. Chef Floyd and Shana Olmstead and everyone at Floyd’s 1921 welcomed me during business hours to conduct an interview. My sweet, hard-working husband Jack did all the sound engineering and delivered the trailer and Episode 1 into the world on time.

Jack and I must’ve listened to this episode a hundred times, trying to get the sound levels just right. I hated the sound of my own voice by the time we were done, and I’m frankly surprised Jack can stand the sight of me.

I guess that’s how you know when something is ready for public consumption – when you can’t personally consume anymore yourself. Like the extra cream cheese-stuffed French toast and quiche we took to the young neighbors this morning. We definitely didn’t need anymore of that.

Anyway, between Idalia’s rain and wind today and a few busy weeks of getting the EPIC Carteret website and blog up, creating episode 1, getting back into the swing of Carteret Writers stuff, getting ready for the creative writing class in September, doing family stuff and client stuff, etc., I’m going to give myself the week off here at The Other Blog.

Instead of writing, I’m going to take a post-brunch Bloody Mary nap and then watch Kolchak or The X-Files with Jack.

Next week, I’ll be back with a look at how Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” puts the reader inside the mind of her protagonist Mary, creating an intimate connection through perspective and voice – and how you can, too, if you’re feeling wicked.

If you don’t hate the sound of my voice yet, go over to EPIC Carteret and listen to episode 1. I’d love to know your thoughts, and I’d appreciate it if you’d share it with people you think might enjoy it.

This way to EPIC Carteret Episode 1.