The last few months on this blog have been amazing and given me great opportunities including chairing my first event but after thinking it over for a while, I think it's time to say goodbye to Booklycat.
Wait, no! I don't mean I'm shutting it down. I'm 100% still blogging - I've just decided that it was time to rebrand. In case you haven't realised, you're no longer on booklycat.co.uk...
I think this is a much cleaner, sophisticated, and true to self name and I feel a lot more connected with it than I have with my previous one and I think we can all agree that this is a lot easier to communicate! I also don't have to explain what this one means - though I'm going to anyway. It's self explanatory; theres "Emma" - me - and "Novella" - a short book or story, which is exactly what this blog contains in many forms.
In between my usual content I will now be sharing my own pieces of creative writing and tips for getting past writer's block etc BUT I also want to showcase YOUR writing. This isn't just my blog, it's our blog.
Be it you write for a living, you wish you could write for a living, or it's just a hobby I'm looking for people to contribute guest posts:
WRITERS: I need your pieces - poetry, short stories, the first chapter of your novel. I want to share your work with the world. I invite anyone, from best selling authors to you, in your room who hasn't even put pen to paper yet to send me your stories and guest post on emmanovella.
AUTHORS: I also want to share tips from both traditional and self-published authors: I'd love to share an insight into their lives - what does a typical day of writing look like for you? A comparison of self v traditional publishing from someone who's done both.
PUBLISHERS: Do you work in a publishing house? Big, small, just you - I don't care. Write a piece about what you do. Are you the director, the press officer, an intern? Tell me about it, write about what you do. Is your company a family who work together or are there hundreds of you who play a part in the bigger machine? Do you have any interesting stories?
READERS: What do you want to see more in books? Top 5 books like Harry Potter? Have you bumped into John Green in the supermarket once? Tell me your stories from conventions, signings, bookstores.
These are but a few suggestions - I want to read about any topic you can think of that has anything to do with books, writing, publishing and so on.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with who you are in the title. (WRITER. AUTHOR. PUBLISHER. READERS.)
I am so excited to work with you all and I'm looking forward to what the future of this blog brings and to help showcase new authors, amateur writers, and everything in between whilst still keeping the essence of Booklycat alive in the form of book reviews and other "bookly" posts. (Get it? not bookISH, bookLY)
Thank you all for your love and support with booklycat from the start and I hope you will love emmanovella just as much!