Hello everyone. Once again I feel the need to apologise for my absence. There’s been a lot to deal with my end – ongoing health and educational demands, plus familial issues – so try not to judge me too harshly.
Instead, join me. I have news!
My absence makes my news all the more… odd. Odd in a good way. A really good way, in fact.
So, January 28th, Uk Writer’s Hub posted their Top 50 Blogs for Writers list. A list of superb bloggers, including publishers, published authors – both indie and traditional – who share their knowledge, and more besides, with their readers. Specifically, with writers who are in search of writer-related guidance and support.
*You will find legions of these amazing bloggers on my Writer Resources page. But also, see the top right of this blog and check out the drop-down list for further resources.*
My news is this: It seems my blog made their list of Top 50 Blogs for Writers.
Author and freelance writer Shah Wharton shares a wide variety of valuable resources for writers alongside personal advice on a wealth of writing-related topics including developing your narrative voice and creating convincing worlds.
I’m chuffed and… baffled! And Humbled.
Huge thanks to Uk Writer’s Hub for including me in such a great list. You guys might just want to pop over there to meet 50 great bloggers. Well, 49. Seems I got lucky. 😉
BTW – It took this long to mention it because I only realised myself the other day, on my return from our holidays in Cape Town. Yes, we had a fab time. Here’re a few pics:
While I’m here, let me catch you up with what’s been going on with me lately. Not the boring ‘poorly this, busy that’ stuff. But the ‘I have amazing plans’ stuff.
My sister and I have been in long discussions about becoming publishers of dark fiction. We understand that there is a long path between here and where we want to be. We want to do this right or not at all. Research is underway and has been for some time into how to go about this and what it will entail.
We’ve decided that initially, it will be best to train as professional editors, so we’ve worked out our study plans (to begin March) and will spread the training between step.org.uk and PTC. These are the two most respected trainers in all aspects of publishing and we’re looking forward to adding to our skill set. Skills we will then be able to offer as freelancers to help finance the business (because let’s face it, it won’t make any money for ages), but also, to our authors. My sister will also be completing her second degree; this one in digital design, which will allow her to design marketing campaigns and websites, amongst other jobs.
We’ll be a prepared pair! 🙂
Of course, I’ll let you guys know more, as and when. Currently, I’m still waiting to hear the outcome of my MA so please wish me luck. Till then, here’s a recent pic of our pups.