Friday, March 7, 2014

We want YOU to join Operation Awesome!

TGIF, everyone! I come bearing a message from all of your friendly neighborhood Operation Awesome bloggers:

Some changes have been happening behind the scenes here at Operation Awesome, as we’ve moved a few members over to the Alumni section (a big thanks to Kellie DuBay Gillis and Max Gladstone for all their contributions!) and welcomed a new member, Karen McCoy.

We’re even in the process of revamping our popular Mystery Agent contest, so we’ll be checking in with you all on that in a few days. But in the meantime, you may have noticed that two members have moved on, and only one has joined, so that means we still have one spot left!

We’d like to open up the every-other-Sunday slot for a new Operative who can commit to posting on that day, and also pitch in with the Mystery Agent contests and other special events we run as a group.

As far as blog posts go, pretty much anything writerly is welcome. There are a few things that we avoid though, such as politics, religion, etc. We have a fairly diverse group on here, and something political will likely offend someone else. Also, we don't bash a blog post or article on someone else's blog. Let’s just say, if it is a topic that is controversial and might not reflect the collective beliefs of everyone on here, you will want to share that on your personal blog.

We maintain a calendar on our private forum to make it easy to keep track of your posting obligations—and with the wonder of Blogger Scheduling, you can always schedule your post ahead of time when you know you’ll be busy on your day. We understand that life events can sometimes put blogging lower on the priority list, but our members are more than willing to switch spots on such occasions to ensure that the posts keep coming.

We see membership in Operation Awesome as an opportunity to make meaningful connections in the publishing community—with writers, agents, and editors—no matter where you are in the journey. Each of us has grown and learned from the experience of group blogging, and if that sounds like something you’d be interested in, please send an email to OperationAwesome6 (at) gmail (dot) com with a short message on why you think you would be a good fit for Operation Awesome, and please include links to your social media and blog sites. Thank you!


  1. I'm sure you'll find someone great! Good luck!

  2. We've gotten some great entries so far, keep them coming! And I couldn't resist pranking my fellow Operatives this morning by adding this message to the pool:

    Hello Operation Awesome,

    I heard of your call for new members, and I've been an enthusiastic lurker on the blog since the very beginning. I would love to join such an awesome group of bloggers!

    I'm currently living in Edinburgh with my husband and three children, though I do travel quite a bit as well. I've written a popular series for children--which spans the length of school years for several characters--and the novels I've written for an adult audience have gotten some notice recently. I am well familiar with rejections from agents and publishers, as well as juggling the demands of family and book tours, so I believe I may be able to offer some humble contributions to Operation Awesome.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions for me, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Yours in hope,
    Joanne "J.K." Rowling

    Here are my books in case you haven't heard of them:
    Harry Potter series

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (26 June 1997)
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2 July 1998)
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (8 July 1999)
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (8 July 2000)
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (21 June 2003)
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (16 July 2005)
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (21 July 2007)

    Other children's books

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (supplement to the Harry Potter series) (1 March 2001)
    Quidditch Through the Ages (supplement to the Harry Potter series) (1 March 2001)
    The Tales of Beedle the Bard (supplement to the Harry Potter series) (4 December 2008)

    Adult books

    The Casual Vacancy (27 September 2012)

    Cormoran Strike series

    The Cuckoo's Calling (as Robert Galbraith) (18 April 2013)
    The Silkworm (as Robert Galbraith) (24 June 2014)

    1. Yeah, and she got some virtual sucker punches too. lol!

      Seriously... see what you'll have to put up with if you join us?!

    2. But I didn't let you two get TOO excited before I fessed up! ;) Because then it's not so much funny as mean.

    3. I figured it was a spam, but didn't realize it was a traitorous spam. lol

    4. LOL. I'm reading and I'm like, "What!?" and then I saw the prank part.
      A bit early for April Fools!


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