Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Follow Fest

Today I'm participating in the Follow Fest hosted by Melissa Maygrove. The purpose of this bloghop is to help writers build their platforms and connect with each other.

Please click on the pic to the left or the link above for a complete list of participants.

Here we go...

Name:  M.J. Fifield

Fiction or Nonfiction? I mostly write fiction. But all of my work-themed haiku are nonfiction. Seriously, I couldn't make that stuff up.

What genres do you write? I forgot to add this part when I signed up for this blogfest. I had it all written out and everything, just...forgot to add it. Anyway, I write adult and YA fantasy (epic and urban) as well as adult and YA contemporary. Once I wrote a romance novel just to see if I could. It was fun. Some day I'd like to write a spy novel just to see if I can.

Are you published? Not yet. Maybe next year. Or the year after.

Do you do anything in addition to writing? Well, I juggle, weave baskets and play the pan flute. Just kidding. I don't do any of those things. I sing in the shower, work in retail, and watch entirely too much television. But as far as writing related things go, I occasionally beta read for people. And sometimes they still talk to me afterwards.

Where can people connect with you? Here on My Pet Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Google+, Linked In, and NaNoWriMo (all under M.J. Fifield)

Anything else we should know?  I'm always happy to help with cover reveals and blog tours and the like.


That's going to do it for me today. Thanks for stopping by today, and Thanks to Melissa for creating this event! Cheers!

78 comments:

  1. Nice to meet a fellow writer with initials! I think I've followed you in all mutual venues. And that spy novel? Go for it!

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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    1. I will write it...just as soon as I figure out how.

      Thanks for following!

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  2. It's all double initials here so far. :-)

    And hey, that juggling, weaving, and pan flute would've come in handy at the Renaissance Fair.

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  3. "I occasionally beta read for people. And sometimes they still talk to me afterwards."

    Too funny.

    I think you and I are alike in at least one way--we like a challenge. My WIPs are all over the place, too. ;)

    Thanks for participating in Follow Fest!

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    1. I really just want to write what interests me. You never know what'll stick. Though I'm guessing that any spy novel of mine would end up being more Get Smart than Bourne Identity. Still, that could be fun too.

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  4. Shush now.... you are an *awesome* beta reader, and I *still* bow down to your conciseness :)

    PS... how funny, you've finished a romance and we both may write a spy novel :)

    Ohhh.... maybe Hams Patterson could hire us both?

    What?

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    1. Maybe you could write your spy novel first and then tell me how to do it...

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  5. Spy stories are fun. Not easy to write from the looks of it, but it would be worth the challenege I think. You should give it a try someday.

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    1. I attempted to start one a couple of years ago, but it never got out of the planning stage. Didn't even come close. But someday I'll give it a go.

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  6. Thanks for sharing a little more about you. I don't think I could write a spy story. I'm not that savvy. Oooh, I like that word. Savvy.

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    1. Savvy is a good word. Of course, it always makes me think of Captain Jack Sparrow...not that that's a bad thing.

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  7. Nice to meet you MJ... wait, I've commented here before so I already know you. ;)

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    1. Well, thank you for commenting anyway. =)

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  8. A fellow haiku-ist! Following you on Twitter, FB, and Goodreads.

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    1. I'll be sure to return the favor. Thank you!

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  9. Nice to meet you! But now I do feel that you should learn how to juggle, because I got all excited.... ;)

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    1. My significant other can juggle. Will that work? =)

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  10. Happy to meet you! Great to meet such like-minded people, at least where writing is concerned :)

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  11. Wish Ida seen this blog fest earlier. I would have signed up. What a nice idea!!

    I done been a followin' you since my 'Possum Queen days.

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    1. You can still sign up. I think the link officially closes on Thursday night.

      And I'm pretty sure you were one of my very first followers. It's much appreciated, Ava.

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  12. I think it's fun how you play around with genres and age brackets. I'd love to read your spy novel if you ever write one. They're a favorite of mine.

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    1. It is fun to play around with those things. I just want to write what interests me, even if nothing ever comes from it.

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    1. Me too. It's a nice way to spend a shift.

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  14. A spy novel exciting :) I like to play around with different genres too. Going with the flow is so much fun.

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  15. We all know those work haikus are fiction. Or, at least artfully embellished ;)

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    1. I'm thrilled you think I'm that creative. =)

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  16. Reading your work themed haiku made my day! Could relate to so many during my tenure in "office space." Great to meet you through Follow Fest.

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    1. I always love to hear that the haiku are enjoyed.

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  17. Happy Follow-fest. And I appreciate the work haiku you do. Carry on. Bad bosses deserve to be humiliated through poetry.

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    1. I should write some limericks about them sometime.

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  18. Hi MJ...I love how you like to try out different genres, I'm thinking of one day writing a suspenseful novel just to try it. Good luck to you!

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  19. You'll get published. Just hang in there! I'm off to check out your links.

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    1. Yes, maybe someday. We'll see how it goes.

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  20. Writing a spy novel seems like a fun challenge! Am now following you on Twitter. :)

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    1. It will definitely be a challenge. I love the genre, but I have no idea how to go about crafting such a story. At least not yet.

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  21. Oh my God, I love the haikus. Can this be a series?? Seriously, they were hilarious. Hazmat suit? Awesome. Going to college to work in retail? Awesome.

    All of which is to say, it's nice to meet you here on Follow Fest, and I am now following you :)

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    1. The haiku show up once in a while on the blog. I don't think they've made it on this year, though. They usually show up in my Twitter feed.

      It's great to meet you, too.

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  22. Hehe; its those things I do "besides writing" that keep me from writing :)

    ........dhole

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  23. What a great 'fest'! Basket weaving would be pretty cool though, wouldn't it?

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    1. Very cool. If only I were the least bit crafty.

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  24. What are you singing in the shower these days?

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    1. Broadway musicals, mostly. Or, musicals written by Joss Whedon.

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  25. Hi M. J.!

    Good luck with Follow Fest! While I write mostly picture books and essays, I am also currently writing a YA mystery and a YA fantasy novella...;~)

    I am host of WRITERLY WISDOM WEDNESDAYS on my blog where authors, agents, and illustrators provide guest posts on everything regarding the writing and publishing industry. Come by some time and join the fun!

    Take care,

    Donna L Martin

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    1. I'll be sure to stop by. I always need writerly wisdom.

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  26. This Fest looks like fun! I missed it this time around, ah well... maybe next time ;)

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    1. Well, you are pretty busy promoting your brand new book, so...

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  27. Retail provides stories no one would believe in fiction. :-) Keep writing.

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  28. Don't stop writing until you get published. And then write some more. Nice to meet you.

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  29. I had something more interesting to say here, but I've been hypnotized by the sheer number of books in your blog's background. @_@

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  30. It's very nice to meet you (a day late ...)! Good luck with the writing!

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  32. It's so nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  33. Good to meet you! I have a friend who writes mommy haikus about the parenting life. Best wishes for all your writing projects!

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  34. Pretty much following you everywhere already. I love that you write things just to see if you can. :-)

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  35. You funny lady! I'm sure your beta readers are very grateful for your input. I've found a couple other ways to follow you. It's great to reconnect with this follow fest. Writer’s Mark

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  37. Hi there - finally I'm stopping by for the FF, a long time after the fact I know. I am compiling a little list for myself of all the participants and their preferred genres, just for the fun of it.

    I am definitely a fan of fantasy as well, though I haven't yet finished any novels in any of the fantasy genres - except one novel that is kind of sci-fantasy. I also write contemporary and have finished quite a few of those.

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