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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Oops. My Bad.

I've heard from a few people some of my bloopers. Unfortunately, once they go live at they're stuck there.

The one about Chad's brother being in Iraq and Afghanistan, I saw it in editing the text and then recorded it anyway and didn't catch it in edits. His brother is the proverbial gun shown in the first chapter that needs to be fired before the end of the book and a sign that I am a developing author, because he never comes up again. I should mention in book two why he isn't an important character.....Book two you ask? Maybe someday.

I also have some repeated lines in episode five. The first six or seven episodes were all edited late at night and I find I fall asleep a lot and miss things. I usually catch them when I do the final listen through. I've vowed to pay better attention in that last edit.

Another thing is the novel I am currently editing, my 'Teenage Vampire Love Story for Boys" has a main character named Chuck. So I have caught myself a number of times, in my audio editing, using that name instead of Chad. If Chuck slips through, like he may very well do, I'm sorry. That's a result of my lack of originality in choosing character names.

Try to enjoy the story anyway.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Episode 6

A quick note.

I added episode six this evening. I'm a little annoyed at a clicking sound I kept getting in my recording. I hope to improve that in the remaining episodes.

I don't know how long it takes to get an episode approved and added to the website.

I'll work hard this week to get the remaining ten files up.

I have 41 subscribers at this moment. It's all very exciting to me.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's really alive now.

After the SOPA blackout today my story finally launched. If you came to this site, before, here is the url to get to my book.

I should have two more episodes up by Saturday (Jan 21) and the remaining nine by the following Saturday(28th).

Thanks for listening.

Your feedback would really be appreciated.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I hope to get into bed early tonight. For one thing, I came down with a cold last night. For another, PofF goes live on tomorrow morning. I want to get up early and spam my social networks with the actual link to my book.

If you listen to my book, I would appreciate it if you would rate it on iTunes and Ratings effect how much notice it will get.

I'll be honest. The Price of Friendship is my first novel I have completed. As such, it is a little rough. I find I'm still doing line edits as I record it. It will probably never be seen in print; neither paper nor electronically. To do that would require another edit and rewrite. Five times is enough.

However, I have four other novels written. One is in its first edit and coming along nicely. Another waits for me to complete the current edits to start on the first edit of the second. I'm afraid I don't want to name them, so the firsts and seconds get a bit confusing.

As I edit these two, my first Nanowrimo whispers alluringly that it, too, would like a rewrite and progress toward public consumption.

I'm listening to "On Writing", by Steven King, right now. He talks about story tellers and writers who can hone their craft and become great writers and story tellers. With each story I write, I can see my skills improve.

Help me become great. Tell me what you like and what you don't like. I might be offended at first, but if what you say is valid, if will take it to heart and apply it.


Philip 'Norvaljoe' Carroll

Sunday, January 8, 2012

It's aliiiiiiiive

We have a release date.

On January 18th, 2012 the first five episodes of "The Price of Friendship" will be available.

I hope to have at least two episode per week after that.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It's gunna happen.

I finally got my first five episodes uploaded and cleared through QC. I uploaded my promo and other information required by Now I just need to wait for a release date. In the mean time I will be editing two episodes a week for upload. (Hopefully more, but we all know how it goes for Norvaljoe.)