Friday, March 23, 2012

The Dust It Off Bloghop Official Dates!!!

A few weeks ago I announced the Dust It Off Bloghop that I am hosting along with the amazing Cortney Pearson. We realized almost instantly our dates overlapped with the A-Z Challenge. And I thought I did my research. Okay so we have changed the dates to May 3rd, 5th and 7th! I hope you all can partake. We would love to get little glimpses into the WIP's you had to put back on the shelf.

Please sign up below. And if you already signed up, please do so again. I had to change the dates on the linky list and the old one is no longer good. Sorry about that. Then you can head over to Kelley and/or Emily King's blog and sign up for their awesome bloghop. The Oh, Those High School Dances Bloghop. That is one I cannot wait for.

The details for the Dust It Off Bloghop:

I am so excited! Me along with the lovely Cortney Pearson are having our first Bloghop!!! The Dust It Off Bloghop will be three days, May 3rd, 5th and 7th. I'm trying to contain my excitement and write a coherent post, so here it goes.

We've all had those manuscripts that we poured our heart into, fell in love with the characters and still think of them at random, but unfortunately had to shelf. Now it's time for a little spring cleaning. Take out those manuscripts and Dust It Off!

The first day, May 3rd: We want you to post a 1-2 sentence pitch (Great way to practice pitches) about the shelved WIP. 

The second day, May 5th:  Post your favorite excerpt (300-350 words)

The third day, May 7th: Post what you learned from this WIP. You become a stronger, more rounded writer which each manuscript and we want to know what this particular work taught you.

You can participate in all three and we hope you do, but you don't have to. We know you have lives away from the computer. If you can great. If not we'd be happy with anything you can give us :)

A bloghop would not be complete without prizes and for this bloghop there will be 6! Yes 6 prizes. Cortney and I will each pick a winner from each day.

Day 1 prize: 
A book. Who doesn't like a free book?
Cortney's Book: Ditched by Robin Mellom (I'm already jealous of the winner. I am dying to read it)
My book: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Andersen

Day 2 prize:
A query critique

Day 3 prize:
A FULL MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE!!! (And of course it is the manuscript of your choice. It doesn't have to be for the shelved WIP. This goes for the query as well.)

We'd love for you to follow us. Of course it is not a requirement, but I always follow back ;) Sign up below and please spread the word :) (And this is my first time doing the linky thing. If you have any problems please let me know!)

I can't wait!!!!

And don't forget to grab the badges for both bloghops and post them around :)


  1. Okay, NOW I'm in! Looking forward to it!

  2. Ok, just signed up.
    But I won't participate on Kelley's and Emily's bloghop because high school in Brazil is very different and we don't have dances during school here =(
    But I'll stop by everyone's blog to see it! Can't wait lol

    1. YAY!

      Really!? I always thought school dances was the norm everywhere. Well if it makes you feel better, you really didn't miss out on much. lol. I was never a fan. I always got dragged along.

  3. This is such a GREAT idea. I'm looking forward to it! :)

    1. Me too! I can't wait to read everyone's posts. :)

  4. this will be great! started thinking about it already!

  5. Yay, Theresa!!! We got it up! ;) Sooo excited!!

  6. This sounds very exciting! Can't wait, ^_^

  7. So, SO excited for this!

    And thanks for the shout out for ours!!! We'll definitely return the favor ;)

    1. Can't wait to see which one you pick.

      Anytime. Yours is going to be an absolute blast. And thanks :)

  8. Such a clever hop idea... and if it's hosted by you and Cort... you can't go wrong ;)

    Can't wait! :D

  9. Does an old version of a story you've previously rewritten count?
    If not, I may have to dig for a WiP I've shelved for a rewrite.

    1. It's an old version you technically shelved that portion of it, so Absolutely.

      Thanks for the follow :)

  10. Hi Theresa,


    You earned Second Place and won a prize at my "Got Green?" St. Patrick's Day Blog O'hop.

    Check it out when you have a moment, and thanks for taking the time to participate:)

  11. Excellent idea. Hopefully this will help me exorcise some of the demon from my first novel.

  12. Sounds like a great idea. Another great way to meet others and get feedback
    will see y'all in a few weeks

  13. I'm having trouble posting the widget to my blog. When I try it say "URL contains illegal characters." On the widget page it warns that you need to be HMTL view mode. I have no idea what this means. Blogger has been no help. Anyone else? Thanks!!

  14. It was great reading everyone's pitches, there are some very talented writers out there!