April 20, 2012

Bloghops and contests coming in May :)

Okay, so the big news today is that I will be entering two bloghops on May 3rd. One is a contest/ bloghop- fingers crossed and prayers sent up that I make it into the top 40, the other is an- oh so inspirational bloghop which I can't wait to read the entries from. So here's the scoop.


Katie is hosting a wonderful bloghop called Wildflowers in Winter. You should go check it out and enter when the time comes. It is a chance to post about the time in your life when you were suffering, but God was ever present. So yes it will be a day of tears, but the stories are meant to show God's glory and I am stoked to share my (oh so very personal only my closest of closest friends have ever known) story with all of you. I'm having anxiety right now just thinking about sharing it, but since I am writing my memoirs, and hoping to publish them, I might as well start with a sneak peak for my closests friends- all of you!


The other contest/ bloghop is called The Writer's Voice and will be ubber amazing!!! Basically it will work just like the show-the voice. There will be four judges/blogs that will read through 150 entries and if they like you, they will hop over to your blog and comment under your entry (your query and first 250) that they pick you. Now I could never hope for this, but if more than one judge picks you, YOU get to choose which judge you want to train you. Each judge will get ten contestants that they will coach/ critique their entry, then a few days later those top forty will go up in front of 8 agents! I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but it sounds like so much fun, especially since you have to post your entry on your blog for all to see. So whether I make top forty or not, feel free to hop over and throw in your two cents...I love constructive criticism. I know I'll be hopping around for sure and reading everyone's posts!!

So, I will leave you with the very first sentence to my new WIP, my memoirs of a tragedy that Jesus carried me through which a summary will be posted on May 3rd.

I knew at any moment he would kill me.

(If you want to know what happened you'll have to come back on May 3rd...but I'll let you in on a spoiler- I didn't die :)

11 comments:

Jack said...

Wow! These are all great hops! The Writer's Voice sounds interesting!

elizabeth seckman said...

Good luck!!!

Amber said...

Thanks ya'll (said in georgia country accent:)

Johanna Garth said...

Exciting. I love the idea of those blog hops and MAYBE I'll even participate if I can get myself organized.

Krista McLaughlin said...

Those are some very neat blog hops! I love the first line for your book!

Amber said...

Hope to see you in the hop Johanna.

@Krista- thanks, hopefully you'll stop by and read what happens next on May 3rd :)

Leigh Covington said...

Fun contests! I'll have to check them out!

Avadonja said...

What a hook! Good luck with the blog hops. :)

Amber said...

@Avadonja- I replied via email, but then saw you had a no-reply....thanks for the comment :) I'm really hoping to get into the voice, but we shall see :)

Morgan said...

That opening line is a great hook ;)

And the Writer's Voice sounds interesting. I think I might do that. Very fun! :D

Katie Ganshert said...

Hey Amber! I just sent you an email. I'm so stoked that you're participating in the blog hop! Can't wait to read your story. :)