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Studiolog: Week of June 24

This week marked something that the Shames, Jake in particular, have been working towards for six years now: the successful wiring up of the studio. It all functions! There’s a recording studio in our living room! IT JUST WORKS!

We got a big buddy mixing desk that makes it so we can plug in mics and instruments and get right down to jamming. Plug and play, seriously! It’s a dream!

I couldn’t be more proud of Jake and his endurance and perseverance through this seemingly impossible multi-year quest. It’s the coolest thing we’ve ever built together and it’s all off his blood, sweat, and tears.


Now. Ahem. What else have the Shames been up to?

That new show I mentioned last time? It’s called The Music Show, and we’ve broadcast two episodes of it already! You can check out the archived episodes on Mixer for now; we’re working on getting the social media ready – the cabling had to come first.

Amy and I have continued The Writers in the Room, putting out three more episodes since last studiolog:

  • Naming – we ramble about how we choose names for characters, projects, and stories.
  • Our favorite childhood stories – an incredibly short episode where we read some beloved picture books aloud.
  • Know your audience – this is a topic all of the Shames could go on and on about, but instead it’s just August and Amy going on and on about it. This one features a wide array of pop culture references.

JUNO continues to teach us in her incredible way! Just this Saturday, I learned the number system for the key of G, which unlocks basically every pop song possible with a capo and the first five frets of dear ol’ Miley (that’s my white and gold acoustic).

We put up a couple more videos for Not Bad. They’re still just musical sketches, but it’s been cool to chart our progress.

It was finally time to pick up my manuscript from last year’s NaNoWriMo and start editing in earnest. I’ve taken the number of curly braces in the Word document down from the 600 range to somewhere in the 350 range. Progress!

All of my earring inventory for Corvid Charms is posted and available on Etsy. If you see something you kind of like, and want to see it in other colors or a different shape, hit me up! I love commissions.

If you’re someone who writes collaboratively and regularly, and you’re interested in being part of an author collective, please contact me! I’d love to talk.

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