Monday, September 23, 2013

My Follow Fest Post


Blog button designed by Carrie Butler

The purpose of this blogfest is to meet other writers and build our platforms.
It runs thru Friday. There's still time to sign up. :)


Fiction or nonfiction?
99.9% Fiction

What genres do you write?

Romance. I've written a paranormal romance duet and a historical romance standalone (America, 1850's). A dystopian is in the works.

Yeah, I know. My WIPs are all over the time-space continuum. *grin*

Are you published?
Not any of my novels. I wrote a nonfiction piece that was published in a benefit anthology, Overcoming Adversity.

Do you do anything in addition to writing?
I've started doing some freelance editing. 

Where can people connect with you?

Blog: http://melissamaygrove.blogspot.com
All my blog follow options are at the top, in the right sidebar. 

Twitter: @MelissaMaygrove
There's a twitter follow button in the left sidebar, under my bio.

Goodreads 

Google+

Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
Hmm... I blog a grammar series called Grammar Police Monday.

I participate in Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writers Support Group the first Wednesday of every month.

I can sometimes be found on Twitter Thursday nights at 9:00 PM EST, taking part in #NALitChat.

I'm willing to host cover reveals and releases for blog buddies as my schedule allowsin fact, I'd host morebut I often don't hear about them until they go live. (Hint: Generate some buzz in advance so we know. ;)

If all goes as planned, I'll soon need some beta readers who like historical romance.

Want to know more? Just ask!


Thanks for visiting. :)

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42 comments:

  1. Well Melissa,

    What do you write the other 0.1% of the time? Erotica, I'm guessing.

    This is such a fun way to go about and get some basics down on people. There are some writers' names that I don't even know...just their usernames, so this helps.

    Although I have a killer editing eye, I didn't put that in my post because I just don't have time.

    Off to visit others!

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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    1. Ha! Fly over to Houston so I can slap you. LOL ...No, wait. You might like that. :P

      I don't have time either, but I enjoy it and I'm saving up for future publishing costs. ;)

      Thanks for participating!

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  2. I'll make sure I follow you everywhere...

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  3. Hi Melissa! Found this via Quanie's post on her blog. Nice to meet you!

    I also write something in between Romance and New Adult :-) Just followed and Liked you on Twitter and FB- have a great day!

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  4. Hi Melissa! Once again thanks for organizing. Now off to stalk your social media profiles...

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  5. This was a great idea, Melissa. One of the things I plan to do this week is to see how everyone else utilizes social media on their blogs. I usually never pay attention to that, so this is a great wake up call.

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    1. Thanks, Ken. Sometimes our blogs need a makeover - social media or otherwise. ;)

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  6. Excited to hear about the dystopian you have in the mix. Looking forward to hearing more about it. I'm as linked to you as I can get online. :-)

    Thanks again for putting this Follow Fest together!

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    1. Me, too! Although I'm not sure if people will think it's bizarre-brilliant or bizarre-sicko. LOL

      You're welcome! I'm having fun with Follow Fest. :)

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  7. Hi Melissa. I think I already follow/connect with you everywhere, but I'll check.
    Great blog fest!

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  8. Ooo...historical romance is one of my favorites :) Thanks for running this. It's a great idea!

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  9. Dystopian? Nice. I'm following you on Twitter now, and I added you on Goodreads as well. Thanks for organizing this cyber meet-and-greet!

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  10. Such an awesome idea, Melissa. I was already a fan, but I loved reading all about you here, too. Off to start stalking... ;)

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    1. Aw, thanks.
      Stalk to your heart's content. :)

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  11. Woot! Excited to share my post tomorrow! :) I'll be making the rounds between now and then.

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  12. I like that name badge of yours. I wish I had thought of that. Well I'm going to follow your Grammar Police Mondays. I am turning myself in to you officer Melissa!

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    1. Thanks. That was my lame attempt at a graphic. Carrie Butler does it way better. :)

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    1. Why, Elise, it's nice to meet you, too. :P

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  14. This blog fest was just a great idea Melissa. I happened upon it yesterday and signed up straight away. I am still figuring out all the ways to utilize blogging and blog fests are one of my favs, so thank you so much for this.

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    1. Great! I'm glad you decided to participate. :)

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  15. So glad to find your blog and this fest! Your 1850s Historical Romance novel sounds great. Looking forward to following. Thanks for organizing this ( :

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    1. Historical Romance is my favorite.
      Glad we met. :)

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  16. Not sure if my previous comment went through...

    Anyway, I'm pretty much following you everywhere already.

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  17. Finally found your Follow Fest post! Glad to learn more about you and to follow you even more. :) Writer’s Mark

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  18. Melissa, thank you for encouraging me to join the follow fest. It's been fantastic!!

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    1. @Nancy - I'm glad you found it. :)

      @Cathrina - Thank you! I'm glad you joined us, too. :)

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  19. I am definitely a romance fan, though I prefer a bit of 'grit' in my romance stories, and I don't REQUIRE the complete HEA as in marriage, babies, etc. Just the promise of eternal happiness you can imagine on your own. :D Then again there are some stories that I really wanted to witness the full shebang for - like with TV shows spanning 7 seasons, things like that. You really want to see it all happen after THAT long of a wait. ;)

    Anyway, I have a fascination with dystopians, but I've never managed to complete a novel in that genre yet.

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    1. Agreed. Sometimes it gets old with the marriage and then a epilogue with the birth of a baby. As long as it's a satisfying and fitting (to the story) HEA, I'm happy. :)

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  20. Nice to meet you Melissa, and thanks for putting this event together.

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    1. You're welcome, Skye. I enjoyed meeting you, too. :)

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  21. Thanks, Melissa, for this fun blog hop. It's been great meeting everyone! I love how your stories are all over the place and am looking forward to seeing one of your novels published soon :)

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  22. Now I follow you, thanks for the fest Mel.

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