Monday, December 20, 2010

Sort of Semi-Annual Call for Guest Posts

It's that time of year again, mes auteurs! I'm going to be gone the first week of January (January 3rd through 7th), so I'm going to need five guest posts to start out the new year. You can send any and all such potential posts to pimpmynovel (åt) gmail (døt) com, but I'm particularly interested in the following topics:

• Your feelings about the ongoing e-pocalypse and how e-books will continue to impact your authorly duties in 2011;

• Successful self-publishing stories, particularly of the electronic variety;

• New Year's resolutions (how you stick to your writing goals, &c);

• Your hopes and dreams;

• Odes to my awesomeness.

Kidding! I'm not all that interested in your hopes and dreams.

Kidding again! I totally am. But odes to my awesomeness never hurt anyone. Just saying.

Entries will be accepted until Monday, December 27th at high noon (12:00 pm). The winning posts will be announced on Wednesday, December 29th.

Also, public service announcement: PMN will be closed for Christmas, so there will be no posts on Thursday, December 23rd or Friday, December 24th. My posts will resume on Monday, December 27th and will run through Friday, December 31st. Then it's 2011, meine Autoren, and the first week is all yours.

What are you waiting for? Get going! Only thirteen more writing days 'til Guestpostmas!


  1. I'm all over the 'hopes and dreams' post with a side of 'ode to your awesomeness'!

  2. I don't think I have enough meat for a blog post, but my writing goals are kept by making sure they're in small, measurable steps. Of course, I could go on forever about hopes and dreams, but that means facing the fact that I might never attain them, so who wants to dwell on that.

    Happy New Year.

    Terry's Place
    Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

  3. Well, I don't think we are in any doubt about your awesomeness. We are not worthy, we are not worthy . . .

    My plan for 2011 is to get two more Robin Hood books written and in the bag (ie with my UK publisher) which would take me out of contract – and then to pitch a whole new 17th century series to them (them being Little, Brown). I also have high hopes of you chaps over the water from me in The Land of the Free: I've got two Robin Hoods hitting American shelves this coming year (Outlaw, in April and Holy Warrior, in August both published by St Martins Griffin). So I say Merry Christmas and God bless us every one!

  4. Will you accept posts that have already been posted on one's own blog? Or would you prefer them to be brand-spanking new?

    And none of this talk about dreams not coming true, Terry!

  5. My hopes are like my New Year's Resolutions, same as ten years ago. A work in progress so to speak. My dreams are too naughty for print, at least here since I really don't know you, hence to odes to your awesomeness, YA. My self-published E-books - I have two - so do need a marketing sprucing plan to up the sales. I like those few pennies for bubble gum buying but prefer lobster and champagne. New Year's Writing Plan: I found one answer: I joined a writer's group from Meet-up and I'm writing more so next year I plan on two meetings a month. Hey! Didn't even realize that I had a NY's resolution but, right here on PMN, I swear to keep to it or....what? Or what? Hmm, let me dream a bit on that & get back to you.

  6. P.S. I'd blog on NY's Writing Resolution because I found it here through your wisdom - my ode to you,
    the pimp inspired me to strut my stuff.