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 randomly picking Marian Manseau Cheatham, who is an amazing person as well as an amazing writer. When I was still very new to writing for children, Marian offered to meet with me to go over a chapter of my novel one on one. Her encouragement and kindness helped me finish that novel and improve my craft. Marian, for my RAOK gift, I'm offering to critique a chapter of one of your novels!
I really appreciate Marian, who blogs at Merely Me. If you have a minute, please stop in and tell her how awesome she is!**
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!