Each day people interact with us, help, and make our day a bit brighter and full. This is especially true in the Writing Community.
Take a second to think about writers you know, like the critique partner who works with you to improve your manuscript. The writing friend who listens, supports and keeps you strong when times are tough. The author who generously offers council, advice and inspiration when asked.
So many people take the time to make us feel special, don't they? They comment on our blogs, retweet our posts, chat with us on forums and wish us Happy Birthday on Facebook.
To commemorate the release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus, Becca and Angela at The Bookshelf Muse are hosting a TITANIC Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ. And because I think KINDNESS is contagious, I'm participating too!
I'm selecting two amazing authors today who went out of their way to help me out with my current book that's in submission.
One is Dianne Salerni, author of We Hear the Dead and Caged Graves. When I was struggling with conflicting advice for my query, Dianne emailed me with some suggestions that really helped me see what I needed to do with it and be confident about it.
The other is Laura Josephson, author of Confessions from the Realm of the Underworld (Also Known as High School) and Rising, Book 1. Laura was also kind enough as she watched me struggle with my query to offer help. She also voluntarily critiqued my full manuscript.
My gift to each of these awesome ladies if an amazon gift card. If you have a minute, please stop by their blogs and tell them how awesome they are.
If you know someone special you'd like to randomly acknowledge, please don't be shy--come join us and celebrate! Send an email, give a shout out, or show your appreciation in another way.
Kindness makes the world go round.
I know Becca and Angela over at The Bookshelf Muse don't want any attention on themselves during the Blitz, but I need to thank them, too. Because their Emotional Thesaurus blog--now a book as of today--has been a fabulous resource for me. I can't tell you how many times I've run to them to trigger my old lady gray matter. Kudos to you both!
They have a special RAOK gift waiting for you as well, so hop on over to to pick it up.
Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act of Kindness?