Book Shelf Muse today for
some very special prizes. If you
write, you’ll want to enter to
win one of these.
I can’t top that generosity, but
I can pass on an offer to read
the first three chapters of a
WIP. Just leave me a comment
and I’ll pick one at random,
starting from this date.
A smile. An encouraging word. A thoughtful gesture. 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, re-tweet 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 had a darned hard time deciding who to BLITZ, I’ll tell you. But I finally settled on Nan Marino, author of Armstrong is My Uncle. We have a very special connection and she’s one of the best story tellers I know. I can’t offer to read a chapter for her because I do that already. I can’t offer to send her one of my books; she’s bought them already. I can’t offer to do much except continue to be there if and when she needs a writer who “gets” what she’s experiencing. Oh, and I can offer to give her lots of space on my blog when her new book comes out in 2013! I hope all of you who pop into my blog will give her a shout out and pass on more RAOK.
Do you know someone special that you’d like to randomly acknowledge?
Don’t be shy–come join us and celebrate! Send them an email, give them a shout out, or show your appreciation in another way. Kindness makes the world go round. 🙂
Becca and Angela have a special RAOK gift waiting for you as well, so hop on over to The Bookshelf Muse to pick it up.
Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act Of Kindness? Let me know in the comments!