Cough, cough. Snuffle. Cough. Ack, ack. Sigh.
Yes, I’m sick, even as I type these words. What fun! Not. But what that means is this won’t be a long editorial. Hurray! Plus, it’s nearly two a.m., and I want to go to bed because I don’t feel good. Sure, I could finish this editorial in the morning, but where’s the fun in that? Let me know when you have an answer.
A new column debuts in this issue. Forbidden Words. Check it out! And be sure to check out all the other great articles and columns.
I was just thinking about various newsletter-y things earlier this evening, and you know what I’d really like to see? An in-depth article or two about occult/paranormal detectives. Anyone interested in writing it? Query me. Thanks!
Also, I’d LOVE (really!) to see what you as a writer (or artist or editor or whatever) do for marketing and promotion of your work. I want to run these useful bits in upcoming issues. The marketing tips and techniques (blog crawls? Tweets? Press releases? Radio interviews? Cookie baking contests?) should be no longer than a page or two.
And don’t forget: I am still interested in knowing where you work; it’s one of those things that fascinates me: where does a creative person create. Do you have a cozy shed out in the backyard where you can get away from it all? Do you spread out all your notebooks and pens and imported stationery across a wide-planked verandah as you catch those cooling evening breezes? Have you snagged an isolated spot in the quiet living room, the noisy laundry room, the cobweb-infested basement? Are you camping out in a garret (aka the attic?)? Do you have an actual office set aside, filled with all the incredibly neat stuff that serious writers and artists need? Let me know where you work … and include a photo or two and a line or two or three about the space. I have about a dozen or so submissions right now, and I’m going to run these and the others you’ll be sending me in future issues.