So I renamed the blog ‘Writerly Debz’. Do you like it? WordzNerd is still in its link name but I thought I would change the heading title to something easier to say!
I rather like the word ‘writerly’ and I think it sums me up pretty well. It feels less wordy than ‘WordzNerd’, right? And I also had a play to try to make it the banner and appearance more appealing. I think it was time for a facelift! 🙂
I do intend to blog more and start the daily postings. It is a time thing more than anything, so my good intentions at the start of the year did not quite work out… it has been hard finding the balance with writing time, gym time, editing time, family time but I enjoy posting and interacting with you all. So I do want to start up again. Please let me know if there is anything in particular you might like me to cover. So anything to do with editing, critiquing, publishing? I started this blog about eight years ago and for a long time I did blog every day. I feel as if I have probably covered most things now so I took a much-needed break. But I am now open to suggestions.
I would like to host more writers on here again as well, so if you have a book coming out this year and would like to be a guest blogger then send me a message or an email and tell me about it. Or anything writerly, a project for example that you think would be a good fit and fun to post about… I am open!
As for my writing, I am busy putting the finishing touches on my short story collection and next week will be with the photographer sorting the cover, so watch this space 🙂 We are aiming for a July release and there will be a local launch event. I can also do some workshops on short story writing and come to schools, etc. I will have to charge of course but I will post more about this as well.
I had hoped to do more with my mentoring programme. I mentor a lot for clients through Cornerstones and the writers find it has been a real help. One found an agent off the back of the improved novel so it can happen. Please drop me a line if you fancy it. I rather like the idea of getting together a small group and we go through the programme at the same time? It will be one to one but we could share some work and have a FB page. So either short story writers or novel writers…? Get in touch for more information. Could be a summer holiday 6-week thing?
So I will be back very soon!
Hope you like the changes!