Monday, July 4, 2011

Gearin' Up to Get an Agent Blogfest Week 1

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY AND...

THE PARTY HAS BEGUN!!!

The Gearin' Up to Get an Agent Blogfest party that is.  I hope everyone is enjoying their hot dogs and fireworks and if you aren't in the USA, I hope you have your own special fireworks because it's time for WEEK 1 and some celebrating is in order.

Because of the holiday for some, we are keeping it simple today by simply signing up for the 'I just had to ask...' portion of the blogfest.

The Rules: 

1) Sign up below

2) Take the greatest, dumbest, weirdest...just whatever kind of writing question you have, and post it on your blog Wednesday. 

3) Head over to as many blogs as you can that are on the list and answer their question they've posted if you know the answer or can help.

4) Follow as many blogs you want to, make connections, build your platform.


Sound simple enough?  Great, because it is, and what's even better...we've got a kickin' prize just for signing up or commenting below! 

PLUS
I will be randomly picking a winner for the Week 1 Giveaway which will be a critique overview of a picture book ($30 value), or an overview of the first 3 chapters of a YA or Mid-grade novel ($55 value) from Margot Finke, published children's book author and critique extraordinaire. 

So let's get going!  Sign up below and I'll see you and your questions on Wednesday:)




31 comments:

Fiona Faith Maddock said...

Hi Deana! Looking forward to the blogfest. Have you got a twitter hash tag for it? Just a thought. Maybe I didn't look hard enough.

Happy 4th July. Have a great day.

Siv Maria said...

Great idea and looks like alot of fun. Happy 4th!

Stephanie said...

This is going to be so fun, I can't wait.

Alleged Author said...

Can't wait to read and answer questions. :)

kathy stemke said...

I'm raring to go!

McKenzie McCann said...

I wish I could be more active in this. Fortunately I can blog this Wednesday, but it looks like I'll have to post on Sunday or Saturday and just wait.
*Sigh*
But I'll do my best to participate. Oh summer camp...

Deana said...

Fiona- You know I don't have a hashtag for it. I need to make one for sure. What about #GetanAgentBlogfest
Is that too long?

Siv- Thanks!

Stephanie, Cara and Kathy- WOOT! I can't wait either:)

McKenzie- That's no biggie, you do what you can. Post when you can too and we will still make our way over to your blog:)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Phew. I'm glad I know what to do know.

And thanks for giving me my Wednesday blog topic. =D

Andrea Mack said...

This is so much fun! I'm looking forward to reading all the questions!

Meghan Kirkland said...

It will be so interesting to read questions that people have and learn new things! Hooray for week 1!! And happy Independence Day!

catherinemjohnson said...

Me too :)

T.D. McFrost said...

Thanks for the email blast! I stopped by this morning when no one had entered and wanted to, but thought I had already done so. >_<

Thanks for reminding me. And I can't wait for Wednesday! ^_^

Juliana L. Brandt said...

Aww, I love meeting new people and have been looking forward to this blogfest for the past month.

Thanks, Deana :)

Lora R. Rivera said...

Woo-hoo! Looks like there're loads of participants. How fun is this going to be, meeting so many new writers!!

Can't wait.

Deana said...

Donna- I'm thrilled I could help fill your Wed time slot:)

Andrea, Meghan and Catherine- I'm with you, I will be very interested to see what kinds of questions everyone has. Mine is going to be simple and ridiculous no doubt.

T.D.- Well, I'm glad I did to then. I know I need reminders for just about everything so I thought it might help:)

Juliana and Lora- I really hope we can make some great connections through this!

Anita said...

This is shaping up to be an AWESOME blogfest, yes? I'm looking forward to buzzing around these blogs and finding new writer pals! Thanks, Deana!

Karen Cioffi said...

Looking forward to this!

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Christina Farley said...

I love what you are doing here. Such a creative idea!

Deana said...

I think so Anita! Thanks, and thanks Karen and Christina. It has been a blast planning it and getting to know everyone so far:) Can't wait to get to know more!

Angelina C. Hansen said...

What a fun idea. Happy to meet you, Deana. And it just so happens I have an open spot this Wednesday. Now I just need to come up with a snazzy question.

alexia said...

Thanks for hosting such an awesome blogfest!

RAD - Dot Painter said...

You are so inspiring! I can only imagine how much work you've put into coordinating this event. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this.
~ Rachel

Theresa Milstein said...

I just a post up last night, but it was actually pondering entering writing contests and sharing work on the internet. I think I'll know her answer, so I don't know if I should use the post. What do you think?

Jen Daiker said...

I'm curious, will this be only for MG and YA writers? I write chick lit (for adults) myself and want to make sure there is a chance for something from me.

If not I'll still play along, after all this is just a genius idea but wanted to see if there was anything else.

PS - I love the hashtag (#GetanAgentBlogfest)

Deana said...

Angelina- Blow us away with your snazz!

Alexia, Rachel- You're welcome and so sweet! I couldn't do the blogfest without you all:)

Theresa- You must have written this fast because I’m a tad confused:) Are you wondering if you should post a question that you think you already know the answer to? If so, I’d say do you want others opinions on it or are you good with what you have? If you want more, post it girl!

Jen- The blogfest if for anyone who writes pretty much. The contest that Kathleen Rushall and Monica B.W. are hosting is only for young adult, middle grade, picture books. This is because Kathleen is only looking for those genres right now. But please do join in the others!

Theresa Milstein said...

I was saying I put up a post already, and didn't know if it would still work for this blogfest. But I just signed up above. I'll visit the other questioners soon.

I would like the agent's feedback on whether or not she thinks posting work is a good idea. Sorry I was confusing!

Deana said...

Ha, no problem Theresa! It was probably just my frazzled brain.

Gotcha on the question, I'll be over soon to give my input as unhelpful as it may be:)

Leslie Rose said...

Deana, you are blogtastic as usual!

LisaAnn said...

You are AWESOME... Thanks so much for putting this together! (I just got back from vacation and am a little late on posting, but I will get to work ASAP!) :)

Margot Finke said...

I just read all the comments sent in for the week #1 of Deana's Blogfest. Great going, Deana.

I will be doing the FREE manuscript critique that some lucky person has WON, and I want to also thank all those who signed up for that.

All those who left e-mail addresses will receive a copy of my kid's new time-travel e-book adventure. This puts characters from my 3 latest books together in a fun adventure.

Thanks Deana, you did a great job.
Anyone who whats to contact me and chat about their manuscript or books this is my e-mail:
mfinke at frontier.com

Margot’s Magic Carpet
Books With a WOW Factor
http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/