Archive for January, 2007

Chapter 2: January 28, 2007

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

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This week, Chapter 2 including:

  • Daniel gets to know his landlord, Angus McLintock;
  • A mutually beneficial deal is negotiated;
  • Daniel endures his first hovercraft lecture;
  • Daniel and Angus tangle on the chess board;
  • Angus writes in his diary.

Feel free to leave a comment right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to [email protected].  Thanks for listening.  Next week, Chapter 3.

The great music featured in the podcast is by Jon Schmidt and is called Winter Serenade. It’s available from the Podsafe Music Network. The photo at the top of the blog page was taken by, and is used with permission from, Mr. Ron Boisvert.

Chapter 1: January 20, 2007

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

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Welcome back.  This week, Chapter 1, including:

  • Daniel’s futile search for a Liberal candidate in the safest Tory seat in the land;
  • His meeting with Muriel Parkinson, the stalwart Liberal who ran in the last five elections;
  • His winning strategy for securing the boathouse apartment he desperately wanted.

Feel free to leave a comment right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to [email protected].  Thanks for listening.  Next week, Chapter 2.

The great music featured in the podcast is by Jon Schmidt and is called Winter Serenade. It’s available from the Podsafe Music Network. The photo at the top of the blog page was taken by, and is used with permission from, Mr. Ron Boisvert.

Prologue: January 14, 2007

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

Book Cover Welcome to the first episode of The Best Laid Plans podcast. This is the prologue of the novel. It introduces the narrator, Daniel Addison, and sets up the back story. I hope you come back for Chapter 1 in a week’s time.

There will be 20 episodes of this podcast series, covering the Prologue and 19 chapters.

I’d welcome your comments here on the blog, or via e-mail to [email protected]

The great music featured in the podcast is by Jon Schmidt and is called Winter Serenade. It’s available from the Podsafe Music Network. The photo at the top of the blog page and in this post was taken by, and is used with permission from, Mr. Ron Boisvert.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007: Standing on the edge of the abyss

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

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I’m feeling a tad nervous. After a decade of procrastination and a couple years of perspiration, I’ve finally penned the novel that was rattling around in my head. To say that it’s tough in this day and age for a first-time novelist to interest an agent, let alone a publisher, would be the understatement of the millennium. So a new approach is in order. Hence this podcast. Later in the year, I’ll likely self-publish The Best Laid Plans just to get it out there.

I spent close to a year writing this book. As a PR professional with over 20 years of political and communications experience, it would not be inaccurate to say that I write for a living. I’m also an avid reader, particularly fiction. Having said that, I’ve been immersed in writing this novel for so long that I fear my sense of perspective has deserted me and may well be filing for divorce. The upshot? I actually don’t know whether this book is any good at all. I honestly don’t. So I’m a little anxious about pulling my pants down and running around in front of all of you. But I finally decided I need to get this story “out there,” for better or worse, to justify all the hours I spent sequestered in my attic office clacking away on my Fujitsu Lifebook.

Despite my nerves, I would really welcome your comments, critiques, and conversations on the novel, here on the blog, or via e-mail at [email protected] Well, here we go… into the abyss…