Monday, August 6, 2012


I hope everyone had a great weekend! I sure did. I had a party for both my boys (since their birthdays are so close to each other) on Saturday. Yup, the hottest day of the year. We had a bounce house and pizza. It was a bug themed event with bug ice cubes in the punch and dung beetles on the bean dip (and don't forget the ants on a log!).

And yes, we had a slip and slide. It was a necessary last minute change to the party. I think we all would have died if it hadn't been there.

Despite the heat, it was a lot of fun.

But today! Today, dear readers, I want to tell you about pretty much the coolest thing happening right now.

A friend of mine, DL Hammons, is putting on his second annual WRiTE CLUB. And let me tell you, it's pretty awesome. He has some new judges for the final two entries this year. And these judges span the whole publishing industry. Authors, agents, editors. Pretty awesome names in there, too.

You want to take part. Trust me.

It's already started, but it's not too late. If you have 500 words from a WIP or a flash fiction or poetry and you want to see if your WRiTING can stand up and make it through the next few weeks of blood, sweat, and tears, you need to sign up on the little linky here and follow the directions on his blog.

If you just want to see all the amazing entries and vote for your favorite, you still need to sign up on the linky. I've signed up for voting and I've been casting them left and right!

And spread the word, dear readers! It's WRiTE CLUB! And it's a lot of fun!


  1. Thanks for this Emily! WRiTE CLUB has caught on like wild-fire this year and now I'm up to posting three times a week! It really is a lot of fun and a way to get your writing before a lot of readers without being embarassed. :)

  2. Thanks for this awesomeness, Emily! I also wanted to say I got your package and I really enjoyed your book! It was so nice to meet you at BEA and I look forward to reading FAE.
    :)) Rachel

    1. You are quite welcome, Rachel! And I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!! I hope we can meet up again at the next BEA. :D

  3. Yup! Write Club is great! I'm participating too! Maybe I'll see you there! :D

  4. Sounds good for the winner, but what does it do to the self confidence of the losers?

    1. It's all anonymous, so if you lose no one has to know but you. And I think it's good for writers to get used to rejection. It happens, but you have to work through it. Also, if people aren't voting for your piece, there's probably a reason why. It's great feedback and a chance to see what needs to be improved.


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