Thursday, 24 June 2010

Over to you

I have a confession to make. I can't really call myself 'womagwriter' any more, as I'm not writing womag stories at the moment. I have another writing project on the go, which has me all fired up and is taking all my time.

So, because I'm not writing womag, I'm also not researching the womag markets, and am falling out of touch with what's going on. I don't want this blog to fall dormant, but it is in danger of doing so if left up to me.

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I had a thought. What about opening it up a bit? Would all you lovely blog readers out there consider helping me out and keeping the womagwriter blog lively and up to date? You could help in two ways:

1. Email me via the link on this blog, with any snippets of news or gossip relating to the world of womag writing.

2. Send me articles of any length on any aspect of writing, as long as it's loosely connected with writing womag fiction. Obviously there's no pay, but this blog has a wide readership and if you've got something to say, this could be a good place to say it.

I'll continue posting everything, and of course will credit everyone who sends me anything. I'd like to aim for a couple of posts a week, to keep people coming back regularly.

What do you think? If there are no takers, the blog will fall dormant, though I will still post up womag news or changes to guidelines, as and when I hear them.

So, over to you....

22 comments:

Olivia Ryan said...

Brilliant idea, ex-womag writer! (Or maybe I should say temporarily-ex). I know just how you feel, and in fact I've always admired how well you've kept this blog up, as I sometimes fail to visit my blog for weeks at a time when I'm busy.

I'll definitely try to think of your blog whenever I have any snippets of news or anything that might be worth saying, about the womag-writing scene. Between us all, I'm sure we can keep it going - it's such a useful blog, you've done a great job.

penandpaints said...

That's a great idea!
I'm sure everyone would agree that your blog has been a tremendous help to many of us.
Best wishes for your writing project.

Joanna said...

I can't imagine how I would have made a start with writing if it hadn't been for your blog. Thank you so much for all the time you have given so generously and very best wishes for your current project.

Nan Sheppard said...

Another writing project? Sounds exciting! Good luck!

Colette McCormick said...

Good luck with the new project and I'll certainly let you know if I hear anything.

jenny wilson said...

Good luck with your projects, love your blogxx

L'Aussie said...

All the best for your projects, womag. I've learned/used so much from your blog and would be happy to pass on any bits and pieces I find. The least I can do..:)

Old Kitty said...

Another writing project? How exciting!!!!!! That's so brilliant to hear!

GOOD LUCK!!!

I think you do whatever you want for your blog! I love your ideas for it.

But I am so so so excited for you with this writing project - I wish you well with it!Yay for you!

take care
x

Amanda said...

Good luck with your new writing project, and a great idea :-)

Keith Havers said...

I found this blog when I first started submitting to women's magazines and it is invaluable. It is the one recommended whenever you go on any magazine writing workshops.
It's a brilliant idea to get the blogging community to help keep it going.

Geraldine Ryan said...

Brilliant idea, womag! I should hate it if your blog ground to a halt and I bet I won't be the only one. You want snippets? You'll get snippets!

Patsy said...

I'm happy to pass on any gossip, er I mean news on markets.

This new project - is it a novel, or would you rather not say at this stage?

Kath said...

I'll forward any news relating to Womags that I come across, Womag. This blog is too good to be allowed to become dormant and I'm sure it won't because of all the support for it that's quite rightly built up over the years. It's the first place to look for anyone who wants to write for women's magazines.

One of the many things I have to thank you for is selling a story to Candis. I'd never even heard of Candis before you published their guidelines.

Good luck with your project. xx

Ellie said...

Another writing project? Sounds fun. Can't wait to hear more about it.

I'm a new 'womag writer', but I'd be more than happy to forward any news/snippets of information. Could even try an article if I feel brave enough!

Dolores Doolittle said...

Enormous Thanks, womag, for all the fabulous information and encouragement you've given us.

It's Thrilling that you have a mysterious new project, and typical of you Not to just STOP this blog immediately - extremely kind.

I'll certainly try and send articles.

Please tell us about the new Project if you can, (and If you have time), but you deserve time to concentrate on That for now.

Lots of luck, and many thanks

womagwriter said...

Thanks all for the kind words and support! We'll see how it goes then. Looking forward to receiving some articles and news from you all!

SpiralSkies said...

Ooh, am wondering what your new project is now. Yours is a brilliant blog, it was recommended to me by soooo many different people. Hopefully we can keep it going while you're being fab in other departments!

Quillers said...

Yep, count me in. I'll always help out, womag, you know that. I'd hate to see this blog go dormant, though I understand that you have to follow your dreams.

But the thing is, to us you'll always be womagwriter, and we're all interested in what else you're doing too. So post about what else you're up to (if you want to, that is). After all, it's your blog and you can do what you like with it. The market details will always be there for those who need them, and I know we'll all help you to keep them up to date.

Elizabeth McKay said...

I want to join everyone else in thanking you for so generously sharing such a lot of helpful information, Womagwriter. I always point people in your direction when I'm giving talks. I'll certainly pass on anything I hear with regard to writing for mags. In the meantime, all the best with your new venture.

Tickle said...

Wishing you every success with your writing. You have helped so many writers (including me) over the time you've been running this blog. It has been very generous of you to share so much with us all in such an entertaining way.
I hope you haven't been 'put off' womag writing though by the slow response from mags and delayed payments. I read of another excellent womag writer recently who'd consciously abandoned her womag career because of these two reasons.
Wishing you all the very best and I pledge to help keep this excellent blog running in any way I can.

womagwriter said...

Thanks again, everyone.

Anonymous said...

Can I add my thanks? You've helped me in so many ways. Bev