Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Opportunity for Authors / 100 Happy Days Part 3

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NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR AUTHORS: I am bringing author interviews to Write with Fey! I have a list of 25 questions and you can choose up to 10 to answer. I tried to create some different questions than you would normally see for an author interview, so I hope you enjoy them. :)

I only do one guest post a week, usually on Fridays, and I can schedule interviews starting August 22nd to the end of the year.

If you’re interested in doing an author interview for my blog, please email me at ChrysFey(at)yahoo(dot)com and I’ll send you the questions. I’ll be scheduling interviews as the requests come in, so I’ll give you the first available date.

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In my last IWSG post, I mentioned how I was insecure about my blurb for 30 Seconds. It was an okay blurb but it could’ve been better, and the director of my marketing team agreed with me. She helped me write a new blurb and asked the head of the blurb committee (I didn’t even know there was such a thing!) for approval. And it was APPROVED!

NEW **OFFICIAL** BLURB:

When Officer Blake Herro agreed to go undercover in the Mob, he thought he understood the risks. But he's made mistakes and now an innocent woman has become their target. He's determined to protect her at all costs.

The Mob's death threat turns Dr. Dani Hart's life upside down, but there is one danger she doesn’t anticipate. As she's dodging bullets, she's falling in love with Blake. With danger all around them, will she and Blake survive and have a happy ending, or will the Mob make good on their threat?


Add it to your Goodreads TBR list!


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Here are the photos from July for my 100 Happy Days Challenge:

I finished writing all of my blog posts for this year, and as you can see
 I started my posts for 2015. I even started my A to Z Challenge!
But don't worry, I've only written A and B. ;)

I am in the Matrix! Another creation by my
graphic designer friend.

My mom and I played a game of Scrabble and we used all the letters. Okay, so we cheated a little. Our game, our rules! Normally we make bigger words than these but we weren't having much luck with the letters we drew. And my mom put "sex" on the board, not me. ;)


Thank you to everyone who has signed up for my 30 Seconds Blog Tour (Sept. 10th - 30th)!!! I really appreciate your help and support! If you’d like to sign up, go HERE.


QUESTION: What are your August writing and blogging goals?


72 comments:

  1. I like the new blurb! Also, how do I get a job on a blurb committee...? And kudos for starting next year's A to Z already! I actually want to do a theme next year (I didn't this year) so I think about it every now and then, but I certainly am not anywhere near starting yet!

    Sarah Foster
    August IWSG Co-host

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I have no idea how to get a job on a blurb committee, but it would be a fun job wouldn't it? I have more of a theme for next years A to Z, too. I'm excited about it. :)

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  2. I am in awe that you started working on the 2015 A-Z posts already. Good for you! I don't even have a theme yet....

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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  3. New blurb is great indeed. lol wow you are ahead of me, I'm only into January's posts. but 140 or so ahead isn't bad, right? lol

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    1. Thank you, Pat! I think you have written more than me though because you post every day. I don't know how you do that!

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  4. The new blurb works well. And dang girl! You're super on top of stuff. I scramble until the last minute on all of my stuff. :)

    Your new interview thing sounds interesting, but I don't know that I'd have interesting answers. I'm quite the boring person in reality.

    Loni

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    1. I'm glad you think my new blurb works, Loni. :) And I don't think your answers would be boring, especially if they are about Cera's Chronicles: This World Bites! You can pick the questions too, so you can pick ones that you really like and want to answer. If you're ever interested, email me. :)

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  5. Hi Chrys, I love the new blurb! 30 Seconds is on my TBR list on good reads. I am on blog hiatus this month and it feels great. I am using the time to work on my writing projects...yay. Your blog always inspires me so you'll see me here still while I'm on break. I am taking a social media diet as well. Still doing a little bit but not spending the time as I need it elsewhere. Plus commenting and reading blogs will have to be cut back. Your blog helps me accomplish my goals so thank you! Plus, I'm impressed you've written all of your blog posts for the rest of this year!! Awesome.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! A blog hiatus does sound nice, but I just have too much going on. I don't even know when I'd be able to ever go on a blog hiatus. lol I'm glad that you'll still be stopping by, though. And I'll do my best to inspire you some more. :)

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  6. Terrific blurb. Love you in the Matrix. How envious am I of you for having all that blogging done ahead of time. Wow.

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    1. Thank you, Susan! Yes, I have my blogging done, but I'm ashamed to say I didn't get much of anything else done.

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  7. Much better blurb!
    I like you in Matrix mode.
    Might contact you for interview.

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    1. I'm so relieved that you think so Alex.

      Yes, please contact me. I'd love to interview you for my blog! :D

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  8. Hi Chyrs
    Good luck with everything. I'm working on numerous flash fiction stories to e-pubish. My biggest obstacle is money. $$ to pay for an editor and a book cover artist. So, I've decided to do the art work myself.
    Nancy

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    1. Thank you, N.R.!Sounds like you have your hands full with your flash fiction project. Good luck to you on everything, too!

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  9. Ooh! I need to email you about one of those interview spots during my blog tour (in October). I'm going to be tweeting for you in September, but life is going to be beyond insane. New house. Moving. Family visits. Another HUGE developement I can't talk about yet... Sometimes real life is pretty overwhelming, eh?

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    1. Yes, I would love to interview. I'll hold a day for you in October. And thank you for planning on tweeting for me in September. I really appreciate that. :)

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  10. Love the new blurb and just added 30 Seconds to my Goodreads. Congrats!

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  11. Goals? I've got too many to count.

    Added 30 secs to my to-read list & I'm off to sign up for your tour.

    Way to go on that organization for the A-Z. You are my hero.

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    1. So do I, Terri, so do I. lol

      Thank you! Double thank you!!!! :D

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  12. I'd be interested in an interview.

    I've got posts mostly scheduled and/or planned through September, and created my list of subjects for next year's A to Z. I haven't started writing the posts yet, though!

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    1. Great! Please email me so we can set up a date. :)

      Well, that's pretty good!

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  13. Wow, you have been BUSY! I can barely get my blog posts written the day before, much less months in advance. That's impressive!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. I've always liked to be prepared. :)

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  14. I like the new blurb and I'm astounded that you're already working on your A-Z Blogging challenge! Geez! Like Liz, I can barely get my posts written the day before. I think it's great that you're so organized. And a blurb committee??? Who knew?

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    1. Thank you, Quanie! I'm just a bigger planner. I hate stressing last minute, and it's pretty easy for me to sit down and write a few blog posts at once.

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  15. Stop! You're making my heart race, Fey. Why don't you find a beach and a book for a while, so I can catch up? :-)

    I'll add 30 Seconds to GR!

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    1. I did go to the beach this past Sunday. It was for my mom's birthday. :) I've done a lot of blogging writing, but not any writing in my book, so I feel pretty behind on that.

      Thank you!!!

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  16. Excellent blurb. Lots of conflict and every word counts—no blather! And congrats on the blog posts. I'm lucky to manage the day before.

    Goals? Three chapters of my WIP in the can by the end of August. A table of contents, cover design ideas, and blurb submitted for my short story anthology, and maybe a nap. :)

    VR Barkowski

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    1. Thank you, VR! I am so glad you like it.

      A nap would be good after completing all of those goals. But I know you can do it all. :)

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  17. I like the new blurb.

    I am an official Scrabble addict. And vicious when I play.

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    1. Thank you, L. Diane!

      I have a feeling you'd beat me bad at Scrabble. lol

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  18. I love your new blurb Chrys!

    Leanne Ross ( readfaced.wordpress.com & LeanneRossRF )

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  19. That's the way my mom and I always play Scrabble. Lol

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  20. My goal is to work on revising my soon-to-be submitted manuscript that will be published in 2015. I also want to blog more regularly and continue to visit as many blogs as possible per week. I love your new blurb. it is very inviting and really makes you want to read the book. I had no idea about a blurb committee either. I'll support your book on Goodreads as well. Wishing you the best. (IWSG)

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    1. Thank you! I'm happy you like my new blurb, Stephanie. Thank you for everything! And good luck with revising your soon-to-be submitted manuscript. How exciting! :)

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  21. Congratulations on the new blurb, Chrys! I love it!! It definitely captivates the readers attention leaving them to only want more!
    Can't wait to support 30 Seconds with reviews. You know how much I enjoyed your story=)
    I'm leaving for vacation on Saturday but will be looking forward to all of your wonderful author interviews and 30 Seconds once I've returned and settled again!

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    1. "reader's attention" silly me!

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    2. Thank you, Gina!!! And don't worry about a silly typo like that. I know what you meant, and I know you know how to write. :)

      Thank you for your support! Have fun on your vacation. I can't wait to hear all about it. :D

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  22. Love your new blurb! I just signed up! :-)

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    1. BTW, I opted for author interview, can you send me an email so I'll get my act together and shoot some questions your way? :-) thanks!!

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    2. Thank you, E.E.! I'm glad you like the blurb. And thank you so much for signing up. I'll send you an email right now. :)

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  23. I need a blurb committee! The blurb is awesome! I just signed up for your tour :)

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    1. Thank you, Kimberly! And thank you again!!! :D

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  24. Aloha Chrys :)

    Great post (seriously! Full of interesting info... are you by any chance related to a chap called Alex J. Crawfish?)

    I'm not published yet, but if you need a back up for your interview dates, put me in Coach :)


    PS... Well played, Blurb Committee, well played :)

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    1. Aloha Mark :)

      Thank you!

      Nope, I am not related to a chap named Alex.

      I could certainly interview you on my blog. You could simply answer the questions not about a recent book, or I can change them to a WIP for you. Let me know and we can work something out.

      I'm glad you like my blurb. :)

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  25. Fantastic blurb! I always reach out to my CPs for help with my blurbs. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you, Christine! :) Now I know to get feedback on my blurbs beforehand. Lesson learned. ;)

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  26. Hey Chrys, I love the content of your new blurb but I'm reluctant to say it as it has been approved by the Blurb Committee, but there is a tense problem--it moves between past and present tense. Shouldn't it all be in present? 'When Officer Blake Herro agrees to go undercover in the Mob, he thinks....'

    All the best for the tour. I will check my commitments and call back if I can do it.

    Denise

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    1. He's already undercover in the Mob when the story starts. That's why that little part is in past tense. Everything else is present because it happens in the story.

      Thank you, Denise.

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  27. I love the idea of a blurb committee - it sounds like the most sensible group ever. Now, if only there could be a query committee...

    I'm gobsmacked at your post writing, especially getting a start on the A-Z. I tend to wing my posts.

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    1. So do I, Annalisa. A query committee would be great!

      And thank you for your interest in an interview!!! :)

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  28. Also, I've submitted a couple of times to host your 30 Seconds Blog Tour but have never heard back. Is my form getting through to you or do you just have a lot of responses to sort through?

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    1. I'll be emailing everyone who signed up shortly. :)

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  29. Great blurb and I'm adding it to my Goodreads list.

    I added myself to the tour.

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    1. Thank you! And thank you times two!!! I'll send you everything for my post soon. :)

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  30. I need to publish something, so I can participate in an author interview! :D

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    1. I could always change it to a writer's interview and just take out the questions about books and characters. Let me know if you're interested in that. We can do it. :)

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  31. Excited about your foray into author interviews. Those usually elicit interesting and helpful information.

    And congrats on the new blurb approval! That has to be a good feeling.

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    1. I'm excited too! I've received a great response. I'm book up to December!

      It's a great feeling. Thank you!

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  32. There's a blurb committee? Between you you've done a great job.

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    1. I had no idea there was one. HAHA! Thank you!! :)

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  33. Hi, Chrys,

    I did't know there was a blurb committee either. LOL. I write blurbs for service. Six published so far.

    I like yours....ALL THE BEST!

    LOVE Your cover too!

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    1. I think it's neat that you write blurbs for service. You're very good at it, and I'm happy you like mine. :) Thank you!!

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  34. booo...I'm not published as a legit author yet...meep. wish I could do it. my goal this month is to start my new book idea...

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    1. I could change it to a writers interview for you. Let me know if you're interested. :)

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