Dear readers, it’s been ages. I know that. 2017 has been a really tough year to be a creative person, but I’ll spare you the details on that front. I’m getting back into blogging after a long and unintentional hiatus and figured that this announcement would be a good way to kick things off again.
Backlog, a brand-new magazine for writers, people in the publishing industry, and other creative minds, is making its debut on November 22nd of this year, and I’m really excited to say that I was one of the contributors. I’ve seen the mockup of the final product and can assure you that it’s gorgeous: Sierra Godfrey has done an amazing job designing it and getting everything and everyone organized.
We all know how pressed for time creative people are, so Backlog is filled with short but beautiful and interesting things. It’s the perfect thing to read while taking a break with a cup of coffee or tea. I wrote about what I’ve gotten from NaNoWriMo in the five years that I’ve been a participant: this will be part of the “Writers on Writing” category, where contributors talk about the craft, journey, and lessons of writing. The categories in the first issue are as follows:
- Writers on Writing
- Agents on Agenting
- Editors on Editing
- Interesting Things Being Interesting
- Slow Things Being Slow
Right now, the plan is to publish Backlog six times a year. The magazine is digital for now and is available for purchase directly on the website or for download in the Kindle Store. For $3.99—the price of a cup of coffee—you’ll get quality writing and insight into what makes those of us in the writing, publishing, and other creative industries tick. There’s a lot to love already, and there will be more to love in the future when you subscribe, because the second issue is already being planned.
I hope you’ll join us on this really exciting journey. Either way, I’ll see you in the not-too-distant future for more blog posts. I can’t guarantee that I’ll post weekly or even biweekly, but I don’t plan on another long-term, unexpected disappearance. I like talking about what I do a little too much for that, and with any luck, you enjoy listening to what I have to say.