Every couple of weeks I get an email from one of the places that sends me stats on the number of listens I’ve gotten to my podcast. And I’m humbled every time I see that people are still listening. When I look at the main page of TaleChasing at the side ticker that shows the number of subscribers, I’m even more humbled that people are hanging in there with me.
I’ll be honest, I had it all planned out for a beginning of the year podcast release #42. I wanted to share the top 10 books of 2011 that I loved. I figured that would be an easy way to slip back into the groove. But I put it off.
A good friend, and occasional soon to be co-host, JR Murdock keeps prodding me with a stick. Giving me suggestions on how I can get back into my writing, how I can get the podcast started up again, how I can start reaching for those goals that were so important to me over a year ago. He’s even recorded a few “conversations” with me that I plan to put up as casts. As you can see…those haven’t been put up yet either.
I’ve started finding that with the lack of pain, I have more of an urge to do things. I still hesitate (and I’m still trying to figure out why) but deep in me – I WANT to go back to accomplishing something.
One of the things I’ve been doing to help me in several areas is dedicate time in my day – usually before bed to go through a Guided Meditation. I listen most often to Mary Maddox of Meditation Oasis. She has several wonderful ones including ones for talking to your “inner child”, creativity, finding stability when you are overly stressed, etc.
But there are a few she hasn’t had time to get to. Last year in the middle of helping my mom recover, I had the idea to start doing Guided Meditations for Writers. Being a writer and a voice actress, my brain came up with quite a few subjects for the meditations that I feel would help people.
I’m mentioning this for a few reasons. One…look at me maw…I’m writing. Two…my purpose for Talechasing has always been to help people who may have similar problems in getting their fiction out into the world and this would be a new and unique way to try to help. And three…I want to be upfront with the fact that after a short period of time of being released, I may either ask for donations for the site or put packages together of the meditations for a small fee. I would love to be altruistic and give them away for free forever but my medical bill collectors don’t find they work well with altruism.
So to end this little post, I’d like to ask those out their listening/reading – is that something you would consider doing? Donating or after a short period of free availability would you pay a modest amount for a re-mixed version of a guided meditation? Your answers are appreciated. And I will see you in another post soon.