So, back in early July I made the bold announcement that I would be going away for a few months. Dealing with burn-out and the lack of progress in my writing, I would give myself time and space to do some "real writing," or so I hoped.
Data breaches are not a new thing. Software and online companies are rich pickings to hackers and if they can find a way to breach and get that data, they will. Do you know if you're data's been breached?
We officially have a podcast! Our very first episode is now available to listen to so I thought I would drop a copy of it here. The question of the day was "Are you a secret writer or loud and proud?"
If you've been following my blog for the last few months, you'll have heard me mention the Secret Project a few times. Well, the secret is out and that project is Podcasting!
Unless you've been living in a cave recently, you can't have failed to notice that things are a little crazy right now One of the recent changes has been social distancing. We all need to be doing our part to help ease the spread of this virus in order to flatten the curve of new cases.
Since we are still in January, I thought I'd take this opportunity to look back over my blog and see which posts people seemed most interest in visiting. I am always working on this blog, planning content, updating old posts, adding to my ever-growing list of topics, listening to my readers requests...so I wanted to see how last year turned out. It was my best year ever for visitors and comments and I'm so thrilled about that. So I decided to have a look at which blog posts people really loved.
We reach another year-end so it's time when I take a quick peek at what has happened over the last 12 months. After some sorrow and stress in 2018, I had high hopes for 2019. Let's just say, it didn't start out that well but as I look back over the year, I'm able to appreciate the high points even if there weren't that many.
Today, the 15th November is the Day of the Imprisoned Writer. It is an international day that is recognised, annually, as a time when we shine a light on and support writers who have been imprisoned for standing up to those who attack their rights and freedoms of expression, who resist, who fight back with words, against those who would repress basic human rights. This day was first marked as the Day of the Imprisoned Writer in 1981, (the year of my birth), by PEN International Writers in Prison Committees.
Every reader I know has an ever-growing To Be Read list. With the ease of ebook publishing, now more than ever can you get your hands on cheap, easily stored books. We all joke about the mountain of books, both digital and physical, that we continue to build without reading. But as a writer, I want to actually read the books I have, not just collect them. After all, I want people to read MY books when they come out rather than have them languishing on someone's TBR list. So, I needed a plan!