Monday, May 14, 2012

Rondom Act of Kindness BLITZ!

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.

Kindness ROCKS!

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 am picking my amazing critique partners and close friends, Jessica Souders, Christina Farley, and Tara Gallina. Without these three women, I would not be the writer I am today.  All three are tireless critique partners, cheerleaders, and confidantes, and I don't know what I would do without them. Ladies, for my RAOK gift, I have a little basket of writerly goodies for each of you! 

I really appreciate Jessica (link), Christina (link), and Tara (link). If you have a minute, please stop in and tell them how awesome they are!

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!


  1. Oh, I'm very lucky to have some great people help me on my journey, Sheri Lawson, Jordan Meirik, C.Lee, Missy and my Critique group :-D just to name a few.

  2. I've nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award :)

  3. Congrats to Jessica, Christina, and Tara!

  4. Good critique partners are so wonderful to have!!

  5. Thank you so much Larissa! You are such an encouraging crit partner as well! I'm lucky we hooked up!

  6. No you ROCK!!!!!! This is awesome. Thanks for thinking of me and right back at you!!!!! Thanks for the many reads and the fantabulous crits. As I've said many times before, you are a natural editor and writer!

  7. Writerly goodies sound awesome! Happy RAOK week!

  8. Without our crit partners where would we be? So great that you Blitzed them!

  9. What a great way to acknowledge your CP's. I missed this blogfest, but I love reading these posts.