Did an interview this evening for an upcoming podcast. Had a few minor technical difficulties — Skype can be very useful, but it also can act up at the weirdest times. However, he was able to call back and the third time we tried this, the echo went away and we were able to have a good time chatting with each other.
After getting some of the pleasantries out of the way, we talked about my media tie-in writing career (such as it has been) and then about my current projects. He had some pretty inciteful questions about the difference between writing for a current media project (like my Star Trek or Doctor Who stories), a lesser known tie-in (like the Johnny Nickle story), and then doing original work.
We also covered developing the bible for the Darkside Codex for Musa Publishing and the fine line in creating a story bible. There’s a certain ownership all writers get when they develop things and it’s tough to leave out “cool” things to give the follow-on writers a chance to add their own cool things. I’m really looking forward to seeing what will come out of the Codex line of stories, though.
It was a fun time and hopefully the producer can edit it into some kind of coherency. *grin*
More information as soon as I know when it’s going to air.