I don’t even know how to begin this post…
The last time I typed words into this blog was one day before my birthday, all the way back in April.
Two days later, I ended my four and a half year relationship, and all the words disappeared.
It has taken me close to seven months to actually open up WordPress again, but here I am. About a month ago I dug out my battered original copies of The Paperbook Collective, and started again. I hadn’t actually realised how much I missed it, and how happy it made me feel. My life is now filled with work and events and committees and obligations, but I am determined to make time for The Paperbook Collective once again.
So I have been working hard, and Issue Seven is now officially a zine!
If you had ordered a copy of Issue Seven before I dropped off the face of the earth, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my best to get them mailed out to you as soon as possible!
Issue Eight is close to completion, and I hope to have it published in the next week or so. Huge thanks to everyone who submitted work for that zine, and huge thanks for not hassling me or giving up on me. I appreciate it more than I can say.
If you are keen to help get The Paperbook Collective back up and running, feel free to send your work through to me to bulk out Issue Eight or to make a start on Issue Nine.
In case you have forgotten what The Paperbook Collective is all about, (let’s be honest, it’s been a looooong time!) check out the guidelines here.
I have actually relaxed the submission rules quite a lot though, so also click here.
I have plenty of copies of Issues 1-7 ready to be posted out, so if you would like to grab some individual issues, or maybe a gift pack for that literary someone for Christmas, check this out.
I also have some pretty cute Paperbook Christmas cards ready to go. These babies come with matching envelopes and are just $10AUD for a pack of 5 different designs.
I will be throwing myself wholeheartedly into The Paperbook Collective in the next few months, so feel free to drop me a line, submit some work or just say hello.
I hope all of you out there in blog-land are doing well, and have had a better 2014 than I seem to have had.
It’s good to be back.