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'm going to blitz three people: Lisa Janice Cohen, Valerie Griswold Ford and Esther Mish. These three have been encouraging, friendly and supportive in my writing, cheering me on when I needed it and kicking me in the butt when I needed it. Ladies, I will be choosing small writer's care packages for you, so keep your eyes on the mail :) (Esther, I need your new address)
Lisa has helped me to order and structure my stories - especially as concerns stakes.
Val is constantly encouraging, an inspiration, and a friend in RL.
Esther is an amazing person, able to write with all those kids! and I can always count on a cheer *\o/* from her.
And, if you guys ever need something, a cheer or a crit, just let me know :D
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!