Two posts ago and not long after New Year’s Day, I posted about my goals for 2012. Now I am revising and adding to the list, so be prepared for all of the changes that will come in the next few months!
Goal #1: For the Writer: The Writer’s Corner
Strike a Spark started out as a book review site. Now, I’m making it a site for the writer as well. I’ve already published a small Writer’s Corner that is, quite frankly, sparse and uninspiring; the current message posted on the page (“This part of Strike A Spark is currently under construction. In other words, if you think it’s a little skimpy, then you are right”) is so true, it’s not funny. At all. So, I plan on really fleshing out the Writer’s Corner until it’s a comprehensive reference. I will also post my tips and tricks here on the main blog so that you can read them as soon as I write them.
If you use this part of Strike a Spark, I would love to hear feedback from you so that I can make it better. Just post it in the “Comments” section of the respective post or page that you’ve read. Thanks.
Goal #2: For the Writer: Reviews
Along with revising the Writer’s Corner, I will review more books aimed at authors: Goodness knows that I’ve read enough of them! Like Gail Carson Levine’s Writing Magic, Jan Venolia’s Write Right, and many, many books on the subject of publishing and self-publishing. So, starting with my next post, you can look forward to that, too!
Goal #3: The Blog
Like I said before, Strike a Spark was started as a book review site. Well, starting with this post, Strike a Spark will be about more than media. Not only do I plan on updating and revising The Writer’s Corner (see point 1), and adding more nonfiction reviews aimed at writers (see point 2), but I am going to make this blog a little more personal. Why? It’s simple: I’m an author, too, and not just for book reviews! So why should I limit my posts to book reviews? Answer: I shouldn’t! As I go through the journey that all authors make, I hope to share my triumphs an tribulations with you, here on this blog.
Side Note: The Header
If you read my New Year’s post, then you may recall that I promised a shiny new header for the site. Fear not, because I am not breaking that promise. I just wanted to say that if you want to see some of my work, check out the Cyber Creations Club blog here: http://cybercreationsclub.wordpress.com/. We might not have any artwork up on the main page at the time that you visit, but never fear: Just go to the Chibi Chronicles tab to read our ongoing comic, or to the Member’s List to check out some images.