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Blood Witness is Finished!

Blood Witness is finished! I just released the final episode.

Man, this was an intensive project. Each episode took about five hours of work: An hour to record, 3-4 hours to edit, 15 minutes of post processing, 20-30 minutes of mixing, and another half hour to tag the MP3 files, upload them, update the XML for the RSS feed and update the website.

And there was at least 25 hours of work before I started recording – setting up the web and getting the graphics for it just right, doing a sample episode for a critique before it passed the muster of Podiobooks.com, selecting the into/outro music and getting permission to use it and setting up an audio template that made it easy to create both versions without much re-mixing.

Of course, that’s not counting the time it took to write the novel in the first place, but I did that twenty years ago, so at least that part was done.

The responses have been fantastic. The listeners fell into three camps – ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses, horror fans, and people who gave it a try because they liked my other stuff – mostly the Quick Hitts podcast. With the exception of a single poorly written attack in the comments of the Quick Hitts blog I didn’t get a single negative response. (Which, frankly, was a little disappointing. I was hoping it would piss off a few more people.)

It’s available in two versions – the Podiobooks.com version, and the “live” version. The only difference between the two is the closing comments. The live version has about five minutes of closing comments at the end of the episode. The podiobooks version doesn’t.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, what are you waiting for? It’s free, it fun, and it’s a damn good book. (I don’t believe in false humility.) It’s full of action, adventure, blood, gore, humor, horror, plot twists, and naughty language. It’s available on podiobooks, iTunes, or via an RSS feed. You can even listen to it directly from the web site, if you like.

Check it out at Blood Witness.

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