Well, here it is. 2012.
This year promises to be revolutionary for publishing, writers and e-reading in general. What will it bring? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Make sure that you pop over to MWi regularly to read what my co-writer thinks and whether he turns out to be right or not.
It’s the time of year when most people make resolutions. Get fit, stop smoking, be nice to your in-laws etc… well, here on SMoD&L we’re no different.
So, here’s mine:
This blog will be completely free from ‘look at me’ bullshit!
As from today, I am removing all links to our books and there will be no more Saffina Desforges announcements. That kind of industry info, sales figures, book news, promo etc will be posted on my sister site Saffina Desforges.
SMoD&L will be dedicated PURELY to writing. Helping others to get their writing noticed. Showcasing new talent and talking about all things dark and light.
I am soooooo sick of popping over to fellow writers’ blogs and reading day in, day out about their new book, how many free copies were downloaded, how much money they’re making and false claims about deals that never materialise.
Don’t get me wrong. All writers do it. WE do it. But there is a time and a place and a way to go about it.
It’s scary how so many good blogs started out with great intentions and ended up being an outlet for mediocre writers egos.
Well, not here. No Siree. This blog is for writers and more importantly, readers.
I don’t want it to be a promo-fest, I want it to be a place where writers can guest post, share some of their work and talk about how they got where they did, sharing some tips and experiences along the way.
2012 will see a new monthly spot on SMoD&L for TOTALLY new writers.
I am going to give my blog over once a month to writers that have NEVER had anything published ANYWHERE before.
‘Illuminating Indies’ will give those who are just dipping their proverbial toes into the shark-infested waters of digi-publishing a virtual soap box/stage to showcase their writing talents and gain valuable feedback from fellow writers and readers.
Don’t get me wrong: authonomy or youwriteon this ain’t. Merely a place for those who want to get their names out there and meet other newbie writers etc, and start building that platform.
Alongside that, there will be the usual guest posts from SMoD&L favourites, plus some new faces and occasionally, yours truly might even post.
I might even give a helping hand to the behind the scenes guys like cover designers, editors and proof-readers.
So spread the word. Saffi is ‘banning the bullshit’. If you know of anyone that might be interested, point them in this direction.
Here’s to 2012. A bullshit free year. 😉
- Raise your glass! Goodbye 2011 and what’s on the way in 2012 (saffinadesforges.wordpress.com)