It wasn't until recently that I realized just how many podcasts I listen to--that number near the 20 mark. Some I just started listening to in the past month or so while others I've been listening to for the past few years. Some I download from the computer and put on my MP3 player (no, I do not own an iPod and I'm okay with that), and others I listen to on the Stitcher app on my android phone.
And now I'm about to say goodbye to several of them. It may be a short period of time, but right now I have so much on my plate that I find I cannot fit the time for all of them. Instead of listening to podcasts in the car, I spend my daily drive to work and brainstorm stories. The same with chores, like washing dishes or mowing the lawn.
I need a break.
Because I also realized many of the podcasts weren't helping me on my writing. A few I will still listen to on a regular basis, and that number is around a half-dozen.
I'm working on the finalized edits for Beholder's Eye. I also am still working on the hard edits for a horror novel I wrote years ago.
I'm also participating in the Write About Dragons.com 2013 summer lecture series by Brandon Sanderson--this is the main reason I'm holding back on the podcasts, for I want to learn a lot from this master of the storytelling craft.
My ebook Guest of Honor is available on the Amazon Kindle store. For the price of a cheap cup of coffee, you can buy and enjoy my book. It also has a short story and a chapter excerpt too for Beholder's Eye.