First, I'd like to give my appreciation for providing hours of listening pleasure on my IPOD--For FREE! I have listened to Earthcore and Ancestor and I really enjoyed them. Your books come together well, and your voice delivery skills are great bringing the book to life in audioformat unlike any of the other audiobooks I have tried to listen to. Anyway, THANKS for the all the effort that went into those books which I'm sure is hundreds of hours.
On to my question...Did you try writing in the standard way and get alot of rejections? Or did you immediately have the feeling podcasting was the way to break into the ridiculously hard field of publishing novels. I'm curious as I write short stories and I am working on a novel as we speak.