Well, it seems that these production updates are going to be on a monthly schedule. And as I write this, the first entry of 2009 (Happy New Year to you all, by the way) I find that the past month has been a roller coaster in terms of Production. While the actual production process has been slower than I’d like, there still has been a lot going on.
First, cover art goes well. The fantastically talented J.R. Blackwell is working on a photographic cover for the album art. I’ve seen her test shots and while I’m not revealing anything quite yet, I’m very exicited with the progress. We’re working together to tweak the tests into the final product and I’m very excited to see where this leads.
I’ve also been working on some promotional approaches for the podcast. Last month, I comissioned a promo from Tee Morris. This is more of a teaser promo for the novel but it’s already starting to make it’s rounds in the podisphere. I’ll post it to the blog in the next few days. There are a few ideas for an overall promotion plan that I’ve been working through in the back of my mind. Nothing’s ready to announce quite yet, but when things do come to fruition I’ll make sure to let you all know.
Now, this is all well and good, but why has the actual production been so slow? Why haven’t I announced a release date, and what will it take? All very good questions with very related answers.
As I said in the first production update, I feel very strongly that you all deserve a production that makes a weekly run without significant delays, so far as I can help it. I’ve always known that life can and will get in the way of podcasting production, and even in the first stages of the process, Cybrosis has been no exception. In this case it’s a lot of things. For me personally, I have been far busier than I anticipated. Since the Christmas Holiday, I have not had a full weekend at home to work on production. There’s been a lot of traveling on various family functions and obligations, from reuninons, to birthdays, to shows, and more. The good news is that my schedule, at least at home, is settling down a little bit and I should be able to get into the routine I’ve sought since this process started.
So, I’ll keep this brief. As more updates become available, please check back here for the latest news. The RSS feed is live and active and you can subscribe to the blog with either the link on the right, or a direct link to the following URL - http://feeds.feedburner.com/cybrosis
That link will work in any RSS reader, as well as a manual add in iTunes. As we draw closer, I will have a dedicated iTunes link, but for right now, with no audio content, it’s a bit early to bring an official iTunes feed into the mix.
So, until next time. Better back up your data. Cybrosis is watching….