Monday, 27 May 2013

3Ups Bloghop: Krystal Jane

Click HERE for the complete bloghop list. 

As part of Randi Lee's 3Ups bloghop, I have the pleasure of spotlighting writer and blogger Krystal Jane at The Narcissistic Rose: Writer of the Fantastical, Supernatural and Magical. If you don't know Krystal or Randi, please head on over to their blogs. They are both really nice and great bloggers to get to know. 

I recently met Krystal, but after reading some of her posts, and interacting with her a few times, it's clear I'll be stalking keeping a close eye on her blog.  Krystal's posts are well constructed, and articulate, and I think she has what it takes to become a successful writer. 

First, she's a determined and motivated individual. That quality jumps right off the page and it's those kinds of writers that are going to be successful. 

Another quality I like about Krystal is she's honest about her writing. We all go through our little successes and failures along the road to publication and Krystal isn't afraid to talk about what worked and what didn't work for. The writing community is about sharing and helping each other out and Krystal gets that. :)

I also think it's great that she's willing to experiment with her writing. I wish more writers were like that. In some of her more recent posts, she talks about an experiment she did involving the dreaded query process. She also talked about the breakthrough she had when she her main character convinced her to change POV in her story. What I'm trying to point out here is that experimenting, taking risks, and moving outside our comfort zones, will help us grow and develop as writers, and I think Krystal already knows that. 

I'm happy to have gotten the chance to get to know Krystal better and I want to thank Randi for putting together and hosting this special bloghop. You ladies both rock! Oh, and I can't leave without mentioning one more thing. Krystal has a cat named Hamlet, and that, my friends is purrrr awesome.   (= 


  1. Thanks for the tip. Will check them out.

    Moody Writing

  2. She sounds like a wonderful person! I'm not the risk taker with my writing. Maybe she could inspire me to try.

  3. She sounds a great person. Never been a risk take myself.


  4. Sounds like one to stalk err umm view haha

  5. Thanks for introducing us all to Krystal. I'll check out her blog. :)

    Thanks, too, for dropping by my blog during the Blitz last Monday. You all made my day. ☺

  6. New bloggers to meet-- thank you for the introduction!

  7. I don't think I know Krystal, but you've sold me....I'll go check her out. Thanks! :)

  8. Great you met a great blogger and writer, Krystal sounds so fun and true that I'm adding her to my blogroll.

  9. What a great 3Up you gave Krystal! I myself was directed here by Diane's 3Up of you and now I'll have to check out Crystal.

    I have LOVED this blog hop- Randi really hit it out of the park with this idea. So much positivity has made me downright bubbly!

    Lovely to meet you, BTW!

  10. What a great recommendation! Love the idea for this blog hop, too :)

  11. Great blog hop! I'm going to have to check them out now.
    Oh, and there's a little award waiting for you over at Short Story Ideas. I hope you like it. :-)

  12. Mood: You are welcome. (:

    Alex: I'm not a fan of taking risks but I think it's important to try new things, even if it's outside our comfort zone.

    Jo: I don't like taking risks, but I do try and push myself out of my comfort zone every now and again. I call it poetry. (;

    Patt: Stalk haha. I only stalk you. (;

    Dana: It was fun blitzing you last week. :D

    Julie: It's always nice to meet new bloggers. Thanks for stopping in.(:

    Mark: Great! Thanks Mark. (:

    Sheena-kay: Thanks Sheena, I think you'll like Krystal.

    Beverly: Hello Beverly! Welcome, and nice to meet you too. (: I agree with you 100%, Randi's bloghop has been a hit. (:

    Meradeth: Thanks for stopping in Meradeth. This is a great idea for a bloghop!

    Wow! Thank you Kirsten! Thanks for stopping in. I'll check it out. (:

  13. Thanks, Elise!! :D
    I didn't realize I was such the risk taker. That makes my day!!

  14. I've been checking out some of the bloggers who have been "upped" in the 3-UPS blog hop. This is really a great networking idea. I'm off to check out Krystal...

  15. I'll have to check Krystal's site after your nice review. She sounds like a very interesting blogger. I thought the bloghop was a really good idea, too bad I couldn't sign up.

  16. wow, krystal sounds amazing!! i'll go check her out, too!

  17. Have not Meth Krystal, but I shall also have to meet her and check out some of her posts.

    Thanks for a great review of a fellow blogger - you should do it more often, but skip the cat jokes - I wasn't feline it.

  18. New to me, so I will check out Krystal and Randi.

    Watching the French Open, and going there is a dream of mine. (sigh)

  19. This is such a nice recommendation! I'll go check her out now.

  20. I totally did that hop wrong. I really better start reading directions better. Gosh, you'd think I was a man!

  21. Great 3 ups Elise, and all true! I also love the title of her blog, The Narcissistic Rose. I can relate to this title so much. When I started writing, I was trying to come up with a logo of a black rose stabbed through a bleeding heart. A terrible fail on my part. lol

  22. Thanks for highlighting another blogger. I'll have to check her out.

  23. I stopped by to make sure I hadn't missed your blogfest (starts tomorrow -whew). Imagine my luck to have stumbled onto this fun 3up, blogfest. I'm heading over now to visit your nominees or the bloggers you spotlighted.

  24. Okay, *takes deep breath* Uggggghhhh, another blog hop! That's better! Now then, where was I? In fact, where the heck am I? Hey guess what, I sorted out a hanging basket.

    Sorry, ignore me!:) Serious stuff alert. This has a lot of meaning to you in the interaction you have shared with Randi and Krystal. Being so incredibly nice, I shall go visit them. Hey maybe I can get more followers. Oh yeah. I'm kidding. And Elizabeth! Ahem, I read your comment! LOL?

    I'm going now, Elise. Please don't cry.

    Gary :)

  25. Excellent Ups for Krystal, Elise! Completely agree with you and love the fact that she experiments with her writing. Also, thanks for taking a part in this. I really appreciate it and I am sure Krystal does too :D


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