25 January 2012

What's New? Wednesday

Hello, hello, hello! This week is all about you, peeps.
  • Melissa Sugar of Have You Heard? is hosting the Get Fired Up Blogfest with spectacular prizes, all in the hope of motivating bloggers to support other bloggers. How righteous is that? Sign-ups run until the end of the month.
  • Chantele Sedgwick is nearing the 500 followers mark and is celebrating with a giveaway! The prizes are all sorts of incredible. The giveaway ends Friday.
  • I just had the opportunity to beta read Deana Barnhart's WIP, and dang, it was good. I'm blown away by the mass amount of talent floating around the blogosphere.
  • Want proof of this mind-blowing talent? Melodie Wright landed an agent! WA-HOO! You can read how she did it here.
  • In preparation for the Is It Getting Hot In Here? Blog Hop I've been reviewing kissing scenes I wrote and then removed from my YA WIPs for being too... let's just say HOT. I won't share them, but they definitely put me in the mood for Valentine's Day. ; D
What's new with you?

88 comments:

Cassie Mae said...

What? You won't share the heat?? Lol.

I'm super excited about the Fired up blogfest! Giving away blog critiques for it, and it has been a blast meeting some awesome bloggers! That Melissa is a genius!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I'm trying to decide if I have anything for the Is It Getting Hot in Here? blog hop. Debating, debating, debating...

L.G.Smith said...

I say share the kissing scenes !! :)

And I agree. The blogosphere is full of so many talented writers.

Richard said...

Lot's going on.

Meredith said...

You removed kissing scenes from your WiP for being too hot? Tsk. You have to share them now. :)

Leigh Covington said...

You're right! So many wonderful things going on right now! I love it!

J. A. Bennett said...

I'm excited for the kissing hop as well, I <3 romance :)

David P. King said...

Good stuff here, Em. Thanks for sharing the wealth! :)

Emily R. King said...

I may share a little heat. : )

Sangu Mandanna said...

Ooooh fun! Thanks for all the links, Emily! Such a great idea for a post.

Emily R. King said...

I bet you do. Share the love, Tasha!

Kelley said...

I'm so excited for that blogfest. Can't wait to read the kissy scenes :)

Tara Tyler said...

the profile silhouette of a pregnant woman is beautiful!
and anonymous. not like some stars who want to show all...
way to boost fellow bloggers!
and i dont know if i will be able to handle the steaminess, i'm more of a romantic comedian =P

Angela Cothran said...

Hot kissing scenes? Do share :)

Joanne said...

Lots of good things going on over here ... January's off to a busy, and great, start!

Jordan McMakin said...

Congrats to Melodie!

Emily, do kiss and tell ;)

Lynda R Young said...

wow, so many great things are happening all at once!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I expect nothing less from the Year of the Dragon.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Such great news! How fun ;)

E. Arroyo said...

Awesome news. Thanks,

Emily R. King said...

I will, stopping just short of making-out. Ha!

Emily R. King said...

Lots to celebrate!

Emily R. King said...

Yeah, well, we'll see.

Emily R. King said...

I know, right?

Emily R. King said...

Ditto!

Emily R. King said...

I hope you learned something new!

Emily R. King said...

You're welcome, Sangu.

Emily R. King said...

Me either!

Emily R. King said...

I agree that the profile of OTHER pregnant women is beautiful. Ha!

Emily R. King said...

But at what point does a kiss cross over to making out?

Emily R. King said...

It's going to be a great year!

Emily R. King said...

I will, just a little.

Emily R. King said...

Lots of good news!

Emily R. King said...

2012 is going to blow 2011 out of the water!

Emily R. King said...

You're welcome, Liz!

Emily R. King said...

There's much good news to spread around!

tfwalsh said...

Thanks for the great links... going to check them out:)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So much happening right now!
And do we need to go all Ninja on Google?

Emily R. King said...

No problem!

Emily R. King said...

I heard Google is making a bunch of changes this week and it's messing with the system. All the bugs should be ironed out by next week.
If not, kick Google's butt, Alex!

Carrie Butler said...

Busy, busy, busy! Gotta love January. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

I loved your list! Thank you for being an encouragement to so many bloggers.

The Writing Hour. said...

Lots going on! All of it sounds great. That's great your friend got an agent, congrats to her, I hope that's me someday! :D

Clarissa Draper said...

Lots of great stuff. Thanks for the heads up.

Caitlin said...

Dang, sounds like you've been busy! Definitely going to check out some of these bloghops. Thanks! :)

Coleen Patrick said...

Blog hops are so much fun--thanks for the heads up :)

Emily R. King said...

We're starting off the year right!

Emily R. King said...

I hope that for you, too!

Emily R. King said...

You're welcome, Clarissa.

Emily R. King said...

The blog hops will be fun!

Emily R. King said...

You're welcome, Coleen!

Trisha said...

Some great stuff happening around the blogoverse!! Thanks for sharing Emily!

Deana said...

Aww come on! You can't give us a set up like that and not deliver! We need some heat:)
And thanks for the mention. You're so sweet!

Emily R. King said...

So true! I'm excited for the blog hops.

Emily R. King said...

I only said the truth, Deana. : )

Leslie Rose said...

Yay for Melodie. I'm not surprised Deana's WIP is dripping with awesomeness. A juicy January indeed.

Jennifer Lee Young said...

Thanks for sharing your list with us Emily :)

Jaimee Hunter said...

You are so inspirational...thank you!

ilima said...

Great info. here. Thanks for sharing.

Emily R. King said...

Indeed!

Emily R. King said...

You're welcome, Jennifer!

Emily R. King said...

Lots of goodies to share!

Emily R. King said...

I hope you found one piece of information helpful.

Emily R. King said...

Y'all make it so easy.

Carol Kilgore said...

Finally I can leave a comment - yesterday it was verboten here for me. Lots of good stuff. Thanks.

Mark Noce said...

Well...I did just give you a versatile blogger award on my blog:)

Emily R. King said...

What was up with Google yesterday?
Thanks for coming back!

Emily R. King said...

Aww, thanks, Mark!

M Pax said...

Came over from Lynda's BBQ. Nice meeting you, Emily & hearing all about what's going on.

Emily R. King said...

Nice to meet you, too! I'm already a follower of your blog. : )

The Golden Eagle said...

Lots of cool stuff! :)

Sarah Pearson said...

There's some great stuff floating about right now. Thanks for the links.

Christa said...

Ooh...I can't WAIT for your kissing scene!!! Wahoo...and you know I like them steamy.

Emily R. King said...

I do, too!

Emily R. King said...

Check them out, Sarah!

Emily R. King said...

Totally!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Hahaha! I love the way you got in the mood for Valentine's day! Nice to have those tucked away, isn't it?

Melodie Wright said...

Thanks for the shout out, Emily! FYI - I'll be announcing details of an upcoming pitch contest with my agent on the blog Monday. Squee!!
And I agree with the others - DO kiss and tell.

Emily R. King said...

You caught that did ya? ; )

Emily R. King said...

Fun! Pitch contests are an awesome way to get an agent's attention fast.

Jenna Blake Morris said...

Thanks so much for the links!

Claudia Del Balso said...

Hi Emily,
Nice to meet you! I just hopped over from Lynda R. Young's blog who's having the fun cyber BBQ. I just became your latest follower (#312 to be exact). I also added your blog to my favorites. Hope to see you around.
Cheers!
Claudia
http://www.claudiadelbalso.blogspot.com/

Emily R. King said...

No problem, Jenna!

Emily R. King said...

Good to meet you, Claudia. I'm now a follower of yours as well!

Hope Roberson said...

I left you an award on my blog :)

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm going to check out these fantastic links.

Have a great week.

Freya Morris said...

I'm not sure if your a blog award loving person - but I love your blog too much not to give it to you. : )

http://freyamorris.blogspot.com/2012/01/kreativ-blogger-award.html

Alleged Author said...

Those are some great MG novels!