Friday, April 2, 2010

Introducing the new and improved Passions On Paper look (& other changes in the program)

Lookee, lookee! I changed my blog to reflect a more passionate image. Did it work? Do the gi-normous roses in the background incite your deepest desires?......No?.......But, it's kinda pretty, right? Well, that's what we're sticking with for a while anyway. Who knows what it'll look like in six months. ;)

I've decided to try keeping a regular blogging schedule, so all of you can know what to expect and make sure you tune in on your favorite days. You know, for those of you (and I know there's not many, but I don't want to rule anyone out) that don't wake up every morning totally jonesing for a Passions On Paper fix.

So I've created a theme for each weekday that will inspire my blogs for that particular day. I reserve the right to change these themes at any point, which will most likely be due to realizing these ideas were bunk to begin with. *tee hee* At any rate, these are my ideas so far:

I'm not exactly sure what that will mean. I might rewrite a certain passage in a melodramatic way just for fun, or maybe I'll rant melodramatically about something random in my crazy brain. Or maybe I'll make it an opposite day and not be melodramatic at all. You just never know what I'll come up with.

This is the day that I'm going to try and find two things that a writer should never do. Whether it has to do with querying, submitting, writing, what have you. It's going to be a day of educational warnings. Please don't think that I'll be writing this post with any sort of personal knowledge. I'll be doing research to hear what the experts say. Or maybe I'll ask the experts (if I can get them to acknowledge me) what they're #1 tip NOT to do would be.  Either way, we'll be learning together.

I recently discovered that a lot of bloggers do a Teaser Tuesday, where they post a small section out of anywhere in their WIP (work in progress) to get readers interested and buzzing. I thought this was a great idea, however, I've decided to tweak the idea just a bit. Afterall, if tons of people are teasing everyone on Tuesday, then it comes down to choosing your favorites to read because you won't have time to get to all of them. So I'm going to do it on Wednesdays and I used the Wee-Bit to aptly describe that I'm giving you only a small amount and to provide my much-loved alliteration for my title.

I like this title because it sounds like FREE agent, which is an actual term, and of course, it keeps in line with my "TH" need for THursday. I LOVE IT! Okay, so on this day I'm going to highlight three literary agents. I'm going to cover different genres, since not everyone is a romance addict writer like moi (though I personally don't know why anyone would want to read or write anything but). Again, I'll be learning right along with the rest of you on this one. As of right now, I have one dream agent, but in the event she turns me down I have to be prepared with others to submit to (after I pick up the pieces of my shattered heart and broken dreams and cry like a little girl for at least a year).

And last, but not least...

This will be a "holy cow, what in the world is she going to post today" day. The sky's the limit. Maybe I'll have a fellow blogger or author interview. Maybe I'll turn it into a FAN-TASTIC FRIDAY where I feature one of my beloved fans (aka followers)! Maybe it'll end up being a FORGOT TO BLOG FRIDAY. Even I have no idea what I'll do.

So there you have it, ladies and gents. My new (soon to be attempted) blogging schedule. But before you go all Passions On Paper overdose on me, I'd like to inform you that I'll be alternating the weeks on these. For example, the first week I'll be doing the Mondays and Wednesdays and the next week I'll be doing Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fridays are a wild card. You never know when I'm going to throw one of those in there.

Okay, so what do you think? Do you like the proposed schedule? If you have any ideas that are better than mine (which is highly likely, since you're all blogging super geniuses), let me know!


  1. Great ideas! I'm far too disorganized and random-brained to keep to a schedule, but I enjoy those who do!

    I like the layout! Very smoldering... ;-)

  2. Thanks, Summer! I have no idea if I can actually stick to it. For all I know I could be posting something in a couple of weeks called, "What in the world was I thinking?!?!" LOL

  3. Love the layout... super sexy!!!

    Great ideas!! You're so set up and organized! I try to be like that in my daily life but on my blog no way is that happening! The only thing I stay true to is Truth Thursdays and that's because I have a ton of truths to tell, lol!!

  4. It's certainly much more girly now!

    You know I'll be here everyday no matter what the topic is. :)

  5. Nice blog, nice layout, nice schedule. Don't change a thing.

  6. Love the new layout! Very pretty! And I love your ideas for a posting schedule! I could never adhere to something like that-- I'm such a blogging slacker.

  7. I love the new look, and since I forgot to mention it before, the new title. I think your new schedule sounds great--I'll be looking forward to the posts. Good luck!

  8. Love the new design! I change up my blog design a lot too :) This one is definitely swanky-er (is that a word? ha ha). Kudos to you for coming up with a schedule. I'm especially looking forward to Tuesdays and Wednesdays!

    Since I only blog about once a week, I could never do something like this, but I wish you the best!

  9. I have an award for you at my blog today!

  10. Hi, Gina!

    I love all the new changes to your blog. I look forward to seeing what's next!


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