Or is it simply an update?
Looking back at my blogging trail, I seem to no longer be somebody who writes about their everyday life and the ups and downs it brings. Sure, I have dipped into writing and publishing posts about certain things that have happened in my life, but my blog seems to have evolved into something different over the last few years.
Of course, that means I don’t update my readers as often as I should with what’s going on. It wasn’t until I got a few recent enquiries about my next short story collection, and when it’s going to be published, that I thought I’d better update you all on a couple of things that will be happening here on the blog over the next few months.
Coming Soon – More Glimpses
Let’s start with the follow up to my book Glimpses. I’m currently in the final stages of the second edit and agreeing on the final cover for the book. Within the next few weeks, the book should be ready for formatting. Once the formatting is completed, a publication date will be set. At this stage, the publication date should be sometime towards the end of February 2019.
I can reveal that the title of the new book is ‘More Glimpses.’ I’ll reveal the cover as soon as it is ready but, in the meantime, I’m very excited about this new collection of short stories and flash fiction, most of which have never been published on my blog before. Many of the stories have more of a ‘Twilight Zone’ flavour to them with endings I hope many readers will not see coming.
The Bloggers Bash
For those of you new to my blog, I’m a member of the committee of The Bloggers Bash. In fact, I’m proud to say I’ve been a member of the committee since founder Sacha Black created the Bloggers Bash in 2015.
What is the Bloggers Bash?
It’s an annual event that has taken place for the last four years, in London, where Bloggers come together for a day of meeting some of the people behind the blogs they follow. Not only that, but the day also includes talks from guest speakers, the chance to ask questions to a panel of experts on subjects such as blogging, writing, and social media, and lots of time to socialise and get to know other bloggers. It’s a great way to network with people who have the same blogging and writing interests as you.
The Bloggers Bash now has its own blog. Click here to go to it, and early bird tickets for the 5th Annual Bloggers Bash are now on sale. Click here to buy a ticket. You will find lots of information about the event on the blog, so please do you pay the site a visit.
Of course, I’d be delighted to see you all at this year’s Bloggers Bash but, in the meantime, if you have any questions about the event, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section on this post. I promise to respond to all of them.
Sunday Stills is coming to Hugh’s Views and News
I’m delighted to announce that Hugh’s Views and News will be hosting the hugely successful Sunday Stills blogging challenge on Sunday the 20th, and Sunday 27th of January, 2019.
Sunday Stills is a photography challenge with a weekly theme. Click here for more details. Revived by blogger Terri Webster Schrandt, a post is published every Sunday with the theme and images of Terri’s interpretation. All bloggers are welcome who would like to participate and interpret the challenge with their photos, poems, stories, music, etc.! Click here for the Sunday Stills challenge for January 13th, 2019.
I can’t empathise enough on how blogging challenges, like Sunday Stills, help bloggers connect with each other. When I first started to participate in blogging challenges, I not only saw a lot more traffic coming to my blog but also the number of followers, my blog got, going into orbit. It’s an excellent way to showcase and promote your blog, improve your blogging skills, build a blogging community, and get to know other bloggers who have the same interests as you.
The themes for the next two Sundays have already been announced. On the 20th January, the theme is ‘Window.’ On the 27th January, the theme is ‘Night’.
I’ll be publishing my interpretation on my blog over the next two Sundays, and I hope you’ll join me and share your posts via a pingback or by leaving a link to your entry on my posts. I’m looking forward to welcoming you and reading all your entries.
I have lots of new ideas coming to the blog throughout 2019, some of which will give readers the chance to promote themselves, their blogs and their books. Look out for them and come join me here on Hugh’s Views And News.
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