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 am blitzing Anita over at Anita's Edge. After I realized I needed help with my manuscript, I started looking for critique partners. I wanted to settle down. I wanted a marriage. But...if anyone knows me, it's soooo hard for me to ask for help. After sucking in my fear, I sent a few emails to folks looking for critique partners and Anita was one that responded. And, I am so blessed to have found her. We've been "together" for over a year and I have learned to ask for help because she is so awesome. I've sent her crazy emails of excitement when I get a request, and depressing emails when I need to cry. And she responds almost immediately and just knows what to say to keep me sane. After Anita, I was able to find two other awesome talented critique partners. But, you know, there's nothing quite like the first. So, I offer Anita this token of appreciation (forthcoming via email) for reminding me that their are awesome people out there willing to give of themselves without asking for anything in return.
Thank you Anita! You Rock!
So, all you wonderful bloggers out there, go check out her blog, Anita's Edge, and give her some love.
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!