I have a question for any bloggers out there:
My email inbox seems to have gone really quiet over the last week or so and I don’t know why. All of you guys that I follow don’t appear any more, even though you are posting (I know, ‘cos I’ve gone and checked). I have also checked my WordPress reader and all settings seem to be unchanged.
So, why am I not getting notifications of new posts from other people?
Has this happened to you and can anybody shed some light on what may have gone wrong.
In the meantime, sorry If I’m not commenting/liking, but I didn’t realise you were posting. I’ll get things fixed soon hopefully.
Am I a wine-snob? I don’t think so; not really. I am a cheese-snob, a bit of a film-snob, and most definitely a book-snob. But wine? Not so much. I can down a ropey bottle of plonk with the best of them and still enjoy it.
If the wine is furnished with a screw cap as opposed to a cork… well, then I’ll turn up my nose, mumble something derogatory under my breath, and walk away. Well, at least that’s what I’d like to do. In reality, I’ll just mumble something derogatory under my breath and drink it anyway (I won’t be happy about it, though).
But why? What is it about screw-cap wine that invokes this reaction in me?
Following an auto-correct glitch one day, I was suddenly faced with the prospect of a new sub-genre: ‘sic-fi‘ (you see what happened, yes?). Anyway, I thought to myself that ‘sic-fi’ — or ‘sick–fi‘ — may make for interesting writing and decided to try my hand at a little sic-fi flash fiction.
WARNING: THIS DOES EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN AND IS AN INDULGENCE INTO GORE, FILTH AND DEPRAVITY (WITH A LITTLE SCI-FI THROWN IN TOO) IF YOU’RE SQUEEMISH OR EASILY OFFENDED, IT’S PROBABLY BEST IF YOU GO AND READ ONE OF MY POSTS ON SELF-PUBLISHING INSTEAD…
So I’ve now finally entered the part of my adventures into publishing where I begin to query agents. It was never a part that I looked forward to, and I’ve already gone and made some catastrophic blunders.
I know that a few others who read this blog are around the same stage as me, so I shall share with you said blunders as a reminder to… well, to not make the same mistakes.