Monday, June 9, 2014

Farewell...Plus a FUN ANNOUNCEMENT!

First of all, I'm leaving for a much-anticipated vacation on Wednesday.  The blog will go dark (unless you decide to remain chatty in today's comment box, which would make me awfully happy!), and I will see you again toward the end of the month.

Once I'm back, we're going to do something BRAND NEW!  Here's what's in store:

Introducing our first BLOG CRITIQUE TOUR

Let's face it--I'm not the only one around here with a blog.  Here's a chance to get some solid critique on your opening page, PLUS get some traffic to your blog...PLUS be entered to win a free critique from me!

THE DETAILS:

1.  You must have a writing-related blog on which you post a minimum of once a week.
2.  You must have a CLEAN draft of a novel.  (In short -- no first drafts, please!)
3.  To enter, you will tweet your 128-character-or-fewer logline to #BLOGPITCH
4.  I will choose my 10 favorite loglines.
5.  The 10 winners will be invited to post their logline-plus-first-250-words ON THEIR OWN BLOGS.
6.  I will post the 10 links on BLOG CRITIQUE TOUR DAY.
7.  You can visit the winning blog posts and leave your critique.
8.  Each critique you leave = 1 entry in a drawing for a 15-page line edit from AUTHORESS EDITS.
9.  The authors of the winning entries may also critique to be entered in the drawing.

THE DATES:

TWITTER PORTION:

#BLOGPITCH entries to be tweeted from noon EDT on Monday, June 30 to noon EDT on Tuesday, July 1

Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 3.

Winners must send me the links to their blog posts by Sunday, July 6.

BLOG CRITIQUE TOUR:

Links to the 10 winning entries will post on my blog on Wednesday, July 9.  Critiquing may begin immediately.  All critiques posted by midnight on Friday, July 11 will be included in the drawing.

And that's the way we'll roll!

So, while I'm gone, WORK ON YOUR TWITTER-FRIENDLY LOGLINES!

(Note:  All genres except erotica or erotic romance will be accepted.)

Questions?  Leave them below!  I'm still around for a couple more days.

Also?  Spread the word!  This is a fun way to support each other and grow our community of writers.

I'll see you all when I get back!


14 comments:

Sarah Faulkner said...

This sounds fun, but did you really mean the first 250 pages? I wouldn't be comfortable posting that much of my novel on the internet for any reason.

Have a great time on your vacation!
~Sarah Faulkner

Inklined

Authoress said...

Whoaaaa...I did it again! LOL I'll fix that right now.

Thanks!

Sarah Ahiers said...

have fun on vacay!

Sara Henderson said...

Can we only pitch once during the time frame or can we post multiple twitter pitches for the same manuscript?

Authoress said...

Pitch as often as you'd like!

Sara Henderson said...

AWESOME!!!! Im super excited. Thanks.

Petre Pan said...

Man, you scared me with that farewell. I thought you were saying you were closing down the blog or something, and I was so confused! Glad to know that's not the case. Enjoy your vacay!

JeffO said...

Enjoy your vacation!

Authoress said...

Oh, no -- sorry about that, Petre! It was just an "au revoir". :) xoxo

June G said...

Boy. I got scared for a minute and thought you were shutting down your blog! Whew!! Enjoy your vacay. :-)

Mark Murata said...

For those of us who don't tweet, can we e-mail the 128 character logline?

Rissa Watkins said...

Oh, duh. I was thinking you wanted us to tweet the logline from our blog not from our manuscript.

That would have been embarrassing.

SC Author said...

This sounds absolutely fantastic! Thank you!

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