Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weekly Round Up (1)

This week I came across a lot of great posts in the blogging word, so I thought, "Why not do a weekly round-up so everyone can join in on the fun?"

I also want to welcome my new followers! I hope you guys stick around so I can get to know you all. Also, thanks to all the Campaigners who have been stopping by my blog this week. You guys are beyond awesome!

Blogging
- Lynda R. Young did a brilliant post about balancing your social network time. Yikes! I think she's onto me!
- I also did a guest post over at Mia Hayson's blog about Online Distractions for a Writer. If you haven't visited Mia's blog, you are missing out. She is a fan of graphical things, and jam and toast.
- Marji Laine did this helpful post on how to write the (dreaded) synopsis.
- 13 Ways to Impress an Agent? Super agent, Rachelle Gardner tells all.
- Alison Can Read finds the positive in Twilight copy cats.
- This post about Facebook made me laugh. I promise you will love it.

Book News
- Jessica Therrien's book, Oppression, came out this week. I'm currently reading it and loving it so far!
- The prequel to Jennifer L. Armentrout's popular Lux series is out! Shadows was an amazing read and I think I am falling more and more in love with Jennifer's characters.
- Have you seen these book covers? How gorgeous are they?




Giveaways
- Lori M. Lee is having a super cool giveaway! Go and check it out - you still have time to enter!
- There's another awesome giveaway over at Taryn Albright's blog. She's giving away some fab books and a critique.
Finally, I'm holding a giveaway for reaching 100 followers. If you haven't already entered, go ahead. You could win some awesome prizes!

In Komal World
- I have read so many amazing entries for the first challenge of the Writers' Platform-Building Campaign. Seriously, I feel so lucky to have met such great writers. Each piece was so different and unique - I had a great time reading them!
- I've finished doing an interview with the lovely J.J. Bonds, author of Crossroads. That interview will be up on Tuesday.
- I'm currently working on revisions for my novel, Runaway Mortal. Revisions are hard! I'm also starting the first draft of the second book in the trilogy, Broken Angel. Second books are also hard!
- Yesterday I started reading Oppression by Jessica Therrien. It's got me completely hooked and the only problem is I can't read fast enough!

How was everyone else's week? Did you watch an awesome movie, visit a great blog, or are you reading something amazing?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for highlighting these posts. I follow a few of those people, but I've found that reading all the amazing entries from the campaign has absorbed my blogging time. Not good at multitasking!

    I have to agree on your sentiments about the campaign. It's great to meet so many people, and get an insight into the stuff they do. I always think that's the best way to get to know writers!

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    1. That's very true. The campaign has taken up a lot of my time so I haven't been as diligent about visiting other blogs. However, I've had a great time visiting the campaigners blogs and reading their entries. So much fun!

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  2. Thanks for the roundup! I'd seen the cover for Defiance up before and have to agree, it's gorgeous!

    I hope your revisions go well :)

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    1. Thanks, Patricia. I love pretty covers.

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  3. Excellent summaries on a variety of topics. Really helps me to focus on some new blogs/posts I didn't know about.

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    1. I'm glad you found the round up helpful. :)

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  4. Gorgeous covers!
    Now I am off to go read your guest post! : )

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    1. They're so pretty! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. How cool is this??? What a great idea! Thanks, Komal! :D

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  6. Terrific roundup! I'll have to click around. The facebook article that you promise will make me laugh will def be the first place I go! I need a laugh over my morning coffee.

    Hope you have a great day, Komal!

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    1. I hope it made you laugh, Nadja. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. hi komal! neat to hear you are working on a 2nd book. looking forward to your thoughts on that :)

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    1. Second books are more stressful than first ones. I have to work on writing every day.

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  8. Oh, thanks for the mention in the weekly round up.
    And these are all great links!

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    1. I really enjoy reading your posts, Lynda. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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