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So, I finally gave it a go and built my own WordPress theme.
Not nearly as painful as I first thought it would be. Still has some rough edges to work out, but by-and-large I’m happy with the result. I’ve been wanting a full-on “Book” styled theme and, being unable to find one out there, decided to make my own.
I’ll decide later if I want to post the package on the WordPress.org site for others to use. I kind of like being unique.
I guess I’m showing up in Google and other places more prominently now as I’m cleaning out spam comments on a daily basis. Not to worry folks, Akismet catches all of them before they make it out to the public. Which of course leads me to wonder, why they even bother. I guess some people just don’t run Akismet on their WordPress blogs and suffer the consequences.So I guess that’s good, that my site’s ranking is up and all the good (and evil) that brings.
In unrelated news, got another 1300+ words down on Crystal Tech and hopfully more today.
I tried it last year, but got zilch done between the play I was in and family priorities.
This year, my play ends the 9th of November, but I should still be able to squeeze in some writing this time. I’ll keep you all abreast of how it goes. Hopefully it bears fruit this year and the spoils will be shared on Podiobooks.
Short answer: National Novel Writing Month.
Long answer: Click here.
Rather than try and get the recording studio and software sorted out on top of writing a script, my first project will be to record some public domain books and post them on my site and possibly Podiobooks.com.
Any requests? I’m seriously leaning toward “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” as a starter. Plenty of good voices and it’s not too long a project.
I’ve finally acquired the microphone that I’m going to use for these projects, so my hardware needs are complete, just need to finalize the recording studio configuration. Also, I’m nailing down the particulars of the first script.
Not that anyone cares, but I’m contemplating changing the title of the adventure series to CrystalTech. It popped up making notes about the world and it refuses to leave my brain! Stay tuned for more.
Coming soon, two audio programs written and performed by yours truly.
First, a steampunk/action/adventure titled The Adventures of the Aurnia Cliona. Follow our intrepid crew of this aging airship as the search for cargo to transport, treasure to dig up, and new ways to outsmart sky pirates.
Second, a more serious drama, No Man’s Fool. Follow the story of the kingdom’s most renowned court jester as he leads a double life as a vigilante, seeking to stop the growing corruption within his homeland and avenge his disgraced and murdered family.