Thursday, August 25, 2011

On The Campaign Trail


The Third Annual Platform-Building Campaign is officially underway, and I successfully nabbed a space (not shocking, seeing as how I wrote it on my calendar when I ran across it months ago, possibly during the A to Z Challenge).

If you're not sure what the Platform-Building Campaign is, it's a blog hop designed to connect writers to other writers, while building their platforms at the same time. As anyone who has participated in a blog hop can likely attest, though, it's the forging of relationships that is most valuable. You can check out the campaign at Rach Writes. This campaign was created by the wonderful Rachael Harrie.

To my fellow campaigners, I write YA Dystopian Fantasy and Adult Urban Fantasy, as well as horror short stories and even some poetry when the mood strikes. This blog is about my experiences writing and, ultimately (hopefully), the path to publication and my personal experiences with it. My blogging schedule is basically: Monday-writing, Teaser Tuesday, [Mostly] Wordless Wednesday, Thursday-writing and Feature Friday. I reply to everyone in the comment section and visit you back. Sometimes it may not be the same day, though.

If you haven't signed up for this campaign (I know I saw a few of you!), check it out. I hear only positive things about it from those who have previously participated. And for those already on the campaign trail...welcome!

May you find your Muse.

37 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Happy campaigning!

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  2. I'm in your dystopian group! I'm excited for your thursday update:)

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  3. Good luck with your campaign.

    Have a good day.
    Yvonne.

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  4. Hello! Happy to be campaigning with you :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  5. Hi Shannon! Fellow campaigner here, it's nice to meet you!

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  6. Hi - fellow Campaigner here - and I did the same thing - I put the sign up date on my calendar so I'd be sure to get in. I missed the last one and I'm excited to have gotten in this one. I look forward to getting to know your blog!

    See you out there....

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  7. Love the Blog Hop idea, but I screwed up! My first link (#58) was wrong, so I added it correctly (#59). Sorry!

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  8. Hi, I'm a fellow campaigner and new follower. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog yesterday!

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  9. Hello, fellow campaigner here. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to learning more about you throughout the campaign. :)

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  10. Hi, I'm in the MG/YA campaign group. Just checked in to say hello. I'm from Germany where I have several published stories. A while ago I started writing in English and now, I'm looking toward self-publishing. Let's find out how it'll work for me.

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  11. I look forward to getting to know you, fellow campaigner!

    ^_^

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  12. As you know, I've signed up! It will be fantastic (it already has been, in fact)

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  13. Hey. I look forward to campaigning with you. :D Woot!

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  14. Hi! Another Campaigner (and UF writer) here. Nice to meet you.

    :-)

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  15. Fellow campaigner here. Love reading horror although I don't write it myself :D Looking forward to learning more about you!

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  16. Kelley, it was a pleasure and happy campaigning to you, as well.

    Deana, welcome!

    Yvonne, thank you!

    J.A., here's wishing for a great campaign!

    Heather, nice to meet you!

    K.M., I'm glad we both made it! See you around, for sure.

    Dawn, got it, thanks!

    MG, my pleasure!

    Nina, I look forward to getting to know you, as well.

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  17. Cat, good luck with your English publishing, as well. I hope it works out well for you.

    Tiger, hello, and thanks for coming by!

    Liza, I look forward to getting to know you, as well!

    Lynda, so far I am really enjoying it!

    Becca, thank you!

    Cheryl, it should be a fun couple of months!

    Adina, very nice to meet you!

    Lori, I'm that way about mystery. Enjoy reading it, but have no real desire to write it.

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  18. So I see you write urban fantasy. So do I, technically speaking. Tell me a little bit about what you do in that genre!

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  19. Tiger, I've just started on a novel about a shifter mercenary. What do you (technically) do in UF?

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  20. Power to you on the campaign trail! :)

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  21. Looking forward to seeing you in this Campaign. :)

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  22. Good luck on the Campaign! I keep trying to make up my mind whether or not to join, I'm afraid I will end up overwhelmed, but it does seem like a fabulous opportunity. I hope you will enjoy it!!

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  23. Hello!

    I'm another campaigner and we're in the post-apocalyptic/ dystopian group together :D

    I'm slowly making my way around everyone!

    I'm a new follower :D

    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  24. Hi Shannon, I'm a fellow campaigner in the short stories group. Looking forward to getting to know you throughout the campaign.

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  25. Hi, I am in the campaign too. I write YA Urban Fantasy and have just started a YA Post-Apocalyptic novel.

    I also had the campaign on my calendar since she announced the date. glad it's finally here.

    Nice to meet you!

    Liz

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  26. Hello! I'm in your short story group and wanted to stop by an introduce myself. I hope that the campaign is a great experience for all involved!

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  27. Hi Shannon! Another [Midwestern] Campaigner here--I'm in the Short Story group with you. We have fairly similar blog schedules; I'll be sure to pop by again soon!

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  28. Mark, thank you!

    Golden Eagle, and you, as well! I think I've already seen you commenting around.

    Julie, I was thinking the same thing but ended up going for it, anyway. So far, there are only 3 campaigns and the rest of it is whatever you choose to do.

    Jules, hi! I got through two groups and then got lazy for a couple days, but I'm back to go through all of them.

    Inluvwithwords, hello! I haven't made it to the short story group yet, but can't wait!

    Liz, nice to meet you, as well! The one I'm currently editing is a YA PA/Dys.

    Michael, I hope so, too! I will be visiting your blog soon.

    Jes, hello! I'll be coming by to check out your blog soon.

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  29. HI fellow campaigner! I'm in the short stories group. I look forward to getting to know you and your blog throughout the next few weeks. PS-I love that you write horror (mostly because I love to read horror). I haven't written an effective thriller/scary story yet, but I'll be looking to your blog for inspiration.

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  30. Saying hello as a fellow campaigner:)

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  31. Anna, hi, looking forward to getting to know you!

    TF, hi!

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  32. Hi Just dropping by to say hello. I am a campaigner in the same (Short stories group).
    JoAnna

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  33. Hi Shannon! Just popping in to say hello to a fellow campaigner. Loving your blog, too!

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  34. Hi Shannon. Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. It's a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to seeing more of you during the campaign.

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  35. JoAnna, hi!

    F.E., hi, and thank you!

    Debbie, I look forward to seeing more of you, as well.

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