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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Liebster Blog Award!


So this wonderfully awesome chick named Rachel over at this stellar bloggity blog Writing on the Wall nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award.

Thanks Lady!  I am so honored to be amongst your chosen 6 :)

And now that I have been chosen I get to pick 5 blogs of my own with less than 200 followers...hmm, teh, heh, heh.  There's so many great blogs, but I did find 5 of my favorites and now I am going to share them with you awesome ladies and gents!

Drum Roll Please!!!!!

First we have...

Ms. Aubree over at The Writing Hour.  Let me tell you why I loves this girl's blog.  She is a writer like myself who has dreams of making it big and doing what she loves to do best--writing!  She's knows what it's like to juggle school and write and offers great advice during her journey :)

Second up...

S.E. Lane at Writing Belle She is another stellar chick who hosts both a writing blog combined book review blog like myself.  She has a novel coming out too ya'll.  Follow her journey, she has a great voice!

And...

Ilima at ka'ao: tell a fanciful tale.  I love her blog.  Another writer of course and I read a line from her work and seriously it warmed my heart with her wonderful characters.

Can't forget this one...

My girl ShawnaLeAnn at Dreaming in the Pages  OMG this girl's book blog is amazing.  I follow her every week.  If you want some stellar recommendations for books go to this awesome chick.  And she reads+reviews about 20 somethings! like myself.  Who doesn't love that?

And of course...

My stellar critque partner Jaycee Delorenzo at her author blog.  Now, her blog is fairly new, but she is just too kickass not to list.  She writes about 20 somethings! like myself and she has a novel coming out this spring.  Check her out!

Whew . . . *wipes sweat from brow*  That was a toughy, but these ladies deserve it.  Thanks again Rachel and everyone check out these crazy awesome blogs!

Monday, January 16, 2012

I Joined the RWA!




Well, it's not official yet, but I just mailed out my forms to be a part of the Romance Writers of America!

For those that don't know, the RWA is a great resource for published and unpublished writers to connect with one another and aid each other on the road to publication!  There are many associations out there depending on what genre one is in and I can't wait to start using my resources to help my little series get out the door and to you lovely readers!

I attended my second local chapter meeting, The Prairie Hearts, on Saturday and it was a blast.  They are all planning a trip to Chicago to go to Spring Fling!, a writer's conference where there will be agents at the ready to pitch to and Simone Elkeles will be there.  For those who don't know she is the writer of this amazing book:

She's also a Midwestern girl like myself and we both went to the same undergrad, so yeah!  I will definitely be posting about the conference.  It's in April so I have a while, but I know it's going to be a blast!  I am also giving away said book above in my giveaway so check out my giveaway button to the right of the page.

-V (My Giveaway)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Giveaway, My Critique Partner, and The Sequel

So Many Updates Today!

First Up:  My Giveaway!

You all are so freakin' awesome!  The giveaway has been going great so far and I want to thank everyone who has entered and welcome to my new followers!  There's still three weeks left to enter and there is no doubt in my mind that there will be a winner.  Remember I'm giving out a choice of Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Love Story by Jennifer Echols.  And I fixed the link on the comment (Thanks Shawna!) of my excerpt from The Crimson Hunt and you get 10 entries if you comment so go for it, but be constructive or it won't count!  So keep spreading the word.  The Giveaway ends 2/3!

Click Here to enter!

Second Up:  My New Critique  Partner

So I have been stressing about this for a while now, but I finally have a critque partner for my novel!  Everything is going great and she is a New Adult writer like me!  It's fate.  She found me on the forum Romancedivas.com which I highly recommend to anyone who is writing any kind of romance whether it be YA, Adult, New Adult, or Erotica.  It's an awesome resource.  Her story is awesome and I am having a blast editing her work and she really likes my story as well.  Oh, for those of you who don't know your critque partner is your lifeline as a writer.  You may have a story, but your partner finds what's wrong with your story before you contact agents and go through all the crap to get published.  So I am so relieved to have found one!

Third Up:  The Sequel

I have been blogging about my sequel for a while and with the last 100 pages to put into the computer to edit I finally decided to post a line from the book.  I was going to do a full scene, but since you haven't read the first that would just be spoiling wouldn't it??? So here's a sample:

From The Bringer's Quest:

       8/20/12 - This excerpt has been taken down to prepare for release! Thanks everyone :)

Wow . . . fan's self.  Hot boys, gotta love them!  This is from the point of view of my heroine Ariel.  The series is Upper YA/New Adult Sci-Fi Romance.  Check out "The Crimson Hunt" tab for more details on the first book!

 
   

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