Well…I ended up having to send three time critical emails this morning, before I even got to this blog. However, unless something else comes up today, I should be able to take off the rest of the afternoon. I’m really looking forward to it! I’m planning on going to a coffee shop and either reading or crocheting (or maybe both!) If I’m doing handwork, I plan on listening to some podcasts.

When I was building the tiny house, I got into the habit of listening to podcasts on a regular basis. It was a lot of physical labor, and listening to podcasts kept me entertained.

I miss being able to listen to my podcasts. I just don’t seem to find the time right now. I think being able to crochet and listen at the same time would be a lovely thing.

I had actually been looking forward to going to the gym on a regular basis (before I screwed up my knee) and spending time on a machine and listening to a podcast. Maybe next year my knee should be healed enough that I can do that.

There are the usual suspects of podcasts that a writer generally listens to. Here are three of my favorites that aren’t as usual.

The Writer’s Detective Bureau. Adam is a police detective in CA. It is a fantastic podcast, and any of you who write mystery should be listening to this.


Entertainment Law Update. This podcast is done by two entertainment lawyers who talk about the newest cases coming up in entertainment law. They focus primarily on music cases, however, it’s all IP law that will affect your copyright sooner or later. It’s a once a month podcast that’s entertaining as well as educational.


Pop Style Opinionfest. This podcast is done by two gay fashion bloggers from New York, Tom and Lorenzo. It’s wonderfully, totally fun and makes me giggle. I don’t watch a lot of TV, so I don’t know a lot of the people they talk about. I still love listening to them spouting opinions. I’ve been following TLo since their first blog, Project Rungay.


And I think that’s it. Back to the fiction! I’m back home on the property. While I love Seattle, and I really needed to be there for a while, I also love being out here. One of the biggest differences I noticed this time is just how quiet it is . No sounds of traffic, no airplanes, no sirens. Lots of wind today. Still peaceful.

I hope that you’re looking forward to a marvelous weekend!

What podcasts (besides the usual ones, like Joanna Penn or The Story Studio) would you recommend?