Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can.
For the past few days, I’ve been working on a podcast recording for my literary magazine. (Don’t worry, Ellen. I’m not going to use this blog post as some shameless plug for promoting Pilcrow & Dagger. And I definitely won’t mention that we’re accepting submissions. No ma’am! You won’t have to worry about that here.)
Anyway, I learned the following three things from recording and editing a podcast.
- I’m annoying! Seriously! Have you heard my voice, Ellen? I have – at least 16 – 20 times over the last hour. It’s awful. Nails scratching a chalkboard is more enjoyable! Clichés are more enjoyable! Fifty Shades of Grey was more…..hmmmm…scratch that last one.
- When recording, always make sure you’re surrounded in silence. The last thing you want showing up in the middle of a podcast recording is “Wow! Look at that! It’s a poop!” Don’t get me wrong, it’s funny as hell when my three-year-old says it, but no so much when it’s coming from my husband – which begs the questions “What the f–?”
- It’s a good thing my husband has selective hearing. Seriously! I’m annoying!
I’ll be so glad when I’ve finished this podcast! My only hope is that I did the author justice.