Welcome to my new blog.
I’ve been thinking about creating a new blog for a while now, and some recent events made me wake up this morning and do it. Sometimes I just need a push. What events?
- A marketing meeting with Ben Galley who suggested I consolidate my blog and my website – this is a compromise of that
- Raimey Gallant’s NaNo Blog & Social Media Hop, a fantastic opportunity to connect with writers who’d NaNo’d. I looked at my website – the link I’d shared for the hop to create traffic – and realised the blog part of it wasn’t fit for purpose
- I’m waiting on printer ink so I can print out my NaNo novel effort and start rewriting
But a couple of things held me back – I love my old blog! I love the title, the followers, the history, the fonts!
I first wrote on it in 2010, with the idea that I’d record my journey towards publication. And I did. Nineteen months after starting the blog, my first book Cat and The Dreamer was published. Three more followed, roughly once a year. I shared my early insecurities and fears, my random thoughts and pretty much every single time I suffered writer’s block.
I also connected with some amazing friends and bloggers. It’s a blog for writers, by a writer.
So when I set up my website, I used the blog feature to share the slightly less writery side of writing – a blog for readers, by a writer.
What will this blog be? Hopefully a combination of the two. But who knows! As a writer, I’m a pantser (I write without plotting, simply starting with a blank page and seeing what happens), so this blog could go anywhere.
I hope you enjoy it.