If you haven’t already guessed it, the three Hook’ers of Ready, Aim, Hook Me want to support writers. We spend hours and hours reading submissions with nothing in it for ourselves except to promote our fellow writer. It's a Karma thing.
Sure, we don’t make it easy. Our rules are strict: you may be great, but we have to be hooked start to finish. The reason for all of this is to get self-published (most of who submits) novels into the hands of the reading public—they are out there, somewhere. We want good books, written by amazing authors to see their way out of the drawer or closet. Did I say good? I meant great, which isn't easy.
It isn't easy for us either. There are days when we are ready to call ’er good because this blog cuts into most of our own writing time. I haven’t written anything but blog posts for over a month. And yet, we still don’t have a "Two out of three Hook’ers love my book" review.
Are we too picky?
So, while we are still plowing through submissions, we still want to show whatever followers we have left (I know rejections are hard) that we are in your corner.
To be successful takes a bit o’ skill, a pinch of luck, a shake or two of patience, and a whole lotta persistence. But minging along with all that is networking. You want to sell your books somewhere, right?
For the first ten people who craft a sentence with one of the words listed below, I want to follow your blog. Not only do I want to follow your blog. I want you to Pimp your blog to all of us. Tell us what your blog has to offer the followers at Ready, Aim, Hook Me.
I will read your creative sentences, visit all ten blogs, and follow, given that you are one of our followers—reciprocation.
AND, whoever wins me over in both sentence and blog appeal will land in our blog roll. It may not seem like much but one of our followers may just want to buy your book one day.
Remember the rules: Sentence, pimp your blog, follow us, I will follow you=best of show lands in the blog roll. (I may pick more than one)
I will do this again, so if you don’t make it this week, try again.
Ready, set . . . hook me! (yes, I used an exclamation point and I liked it)
Don’t know what they mean, google it. First come first serve with word choices.