I'm taking a break from posting here until September - time for a stretch of blue sky, and blue sea, thinking. I've also got a couple commissions - poems and non-fiction - that need to be polished off.
If you're finishing off a book don't forget that you've got until 1 September to take advantage of Longworth Editors 'Summer of Writing' offer: 20% off an editorial report. It might make a crucial difference as you submit your manuscript to the marketplace in these tough times.
If you're hesitating about where to pitch your work in the current maelstrom of publishing - mainstream, small press, self-publish, e-book - then why not read this article on Editorial Ass?
If you're new to Words Unlimited there's plenty to browse, using the search button, or click and scroll through the categories. Why not start with the author interviews? Insight into the writing processes of Ross Raisin, Bronia Kita, Amy Sackville, Evie Wyld, Michelle Lovric, Maria McCann, Simon Mawer, Louise Doughty.
I'll be back in September with a new interview, one that I'm particularly excited about. Following her excellent talk at Goldsmiths earlier this year, Andrea Levy has agreed to talk further about her writing process. So watch this space.
Meanwhile, have a creative summer. See you in September ...