Since joining the blogosphere I've come across some pretty darn cool people. I've also learned the smorgasborg of aspiring authors is vast, varied and oh-so-talented. Given this, it's only natural that some of us may be shooting for the same goals.
Write a novel. Get an agent.
As these two things stand as a constant in my life, I've found four things related to them that I continuously work on to make these goals a reality. They are...
-Gaining more knowledge about the craft
-Building my platform
-Actually writing the novel
-Sweating bullets over the query letter
When my followers shot up from 70 to 150 this past month the wheels in my head began cranking on how my new writer buddies and I could share in this crazy journey holding hands and singing Kum Ba Yah.
Get ready because together we're going to gear up (Kum Ba Yah style) to get an agent in my month long July blogfest! WOOT!
(Now, you'll have to excuse my complete lack of button making skillz. I never claimed to be a graphics gal:)
Update: I've got the week by week details HERE
What does this blogfest entail? Each week in July we are going to focus on the agent-grabbing elements (platform building, learning the craft, the novel and queries) in an interactive way. I will give more detailed information about the individual weeks at a later date, but let me just tell you this...at the end of each week I will be giving away CRITIQUES GALORE from some seriously talented people who have agreed to help me out in this department. I can assure you, you won't be disappointed (*hint hint* think agents, writers with agents, published authors...see, you aren't disappointed are you?).
Who can join in on the action? This is the really fun part because not all writers are bloggers, so we are opening the fun up to not only blogs, but to all the little Twitter birds out there too! I've got some help here as well. You may remember the last 'Firsts Fridays' interview with Agent Gone Writer, Lora Rivera. Well, the awesomeness that is her is teaming up with me to take on the Twitter side of the madness. So if you would prefer to Tweet with us during the blogfest let Lora know here on her Twitter.
Cool, how do I sign up? Glad you asked because all you have to do is let me know your name and blog or twitter id you'd prefer to interact with us through.
Put it in the comment section of this post and I will get you signed up, OR hop on over and tweet, letting Lora know. Also, if you have a blog, grab the button above and pop it on your blog to share the love. The more people we have in on this, the merrier. Simple enough right?
Yay, so excited to finally have the cat out of the bag.
However....as I am writing this, I'm bleary-eyed and mucho-exhausted, so if I've confused you or you have additional questions put them in the comments, email me, whatev and I'll do my best to answer them.
I can't wait to get this party started!
Until next time...
Keep writing. Keep learning.