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:

  1. 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!

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

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  3. I say share the kissing scenes !! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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

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

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

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

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  13. Congrats to Melodie!

    Emily, do kiss and tell ;)

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

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  15. I expect nothing less from the Year of the Dragon.

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    1. 2012 is going to blow 2011 out of the water!

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    1. There's much good news to spread around!

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

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

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    1. 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!

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

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

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  21. 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

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  22. Lots of great stuff. Thanks for the heads up.

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

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

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

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

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  26. 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!

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

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  28. Thanks for sharing your list with us Emily :)

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  29. You are so inspirational...thank you!

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  30. Great info. here. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I hope you found one piece of information helpful.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  37. 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.

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

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  38. 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/

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

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  39. I'm going to check out these fantastic links.

    Have a great week.

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  40. 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

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