All sorts of exciting things are going to happen in 2010 on this blog! I’m excited to announce Absolute Write: Exposed, an all-new interview series hosted by me. It’s going to be an expose of sorts on a random selection of AW members — revealing who they are in the real world and what they have to say about writing.
- Stop by this Thursday, January 7th, for Expose #1: revealing a new and talented YA writer whose book is already making waves in the publishing world.
AW: Exposed will appear every Thursday in January, February, and maybe March. Lots of new faces; lots of old faces! Maybe your face, too!
The next exciting thing, still in the works and as yet unplanned, is a guest-blogger series tentatively titled Writer’s Journey or something like that. That doesn’t look as good on the page as it did in my head, but the list of bloggers and YA authors that I’ve made up will blow your mind (if everyone agrees to participate. Some writers/bloggers are definitely shots in the dark for me, but maybe just maybe these amazing people will say yes. Start hoping.)
More ordinary (but still exciting), are posts like the Prose Test Kitchen, which you might remember from a couple months ago. It’s coming back. Also coming back (whenever I have time to read) are book reviews. Teaser Tuesdays. Analogy Machine. Maybe a few contests or blog challenges.
Oh, and this news just in: a romantic enters the world just got a cute award from my pal Kristin Otts! She admits that she has no idea what it means, but hey, I’m happy to be humane and awarded anytime. Thanks, Kristin! Jump over to her blog to get books and prizes from her cool New Years giveaway…
All in all, it’s going to be an exciting year … starting with this pep talk from Daniel Burnham, who lived around the turn of the 19th century.
“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. […] Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think big.”