On Monday, Bonnie gave us this great advice: "2013 is your year." We at Novel Matters are so happy to partner with you on this journey, that we’ve declared our theme for the next twelve months to be Carpe Annum – Seize the Year. The six of us are busy brainstorming ways to make this a reality for readers and writers alike, and we are excited!
In 2013 we plan to feature interviews with authors and other industry professionals exploring what it means to own your career, to write what you were created for and to think outside the genre box. Author interviews will be announced in advance to allow time for you to become familiar with their writing style before you hear what they have to say about the process. And a challenging new contest is in the works (more info to come)!
We will be celebrating several new book releases this year by Novel Matters authors, published both traditionally and through self-publishing. Discover what it takes to get books into print and how to tap into the market to get them into the hands of readers.
Above all, we will encourage you to take yourselves seriously as writers and to make steady progress toward your goals. Whether you write best by the seat of your pants or by carefully outlining, sharpen your pencils. Organize your chaos or toss a grenade into your well-ordered system. Reach out to other writers for community and critique, to fresh sources for ideas and into your souls to make your characters sing.
Hemingway said, “Write the truest sentence that you know.” Now would be the time.
Seize 2013. Carpe Annum.