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. I am so excited to be able to participate!
As I was thinking who I wanted to acknowledge, I thought of all the people who have helped me over the years with writing craft. Most of those people I have tracked down and thanked as profusely as possible without crossing into crazy stalker territory. (At least I think I was successful at not crossing that line...)
But do you know who I haven't thanked enough? YOU GUYS! I've read blogs of writers and authors for years. But it was less than a year ago when I first started mine. And boy did I not understand what I was missing out on! I had plunged myself into writing 3 1/2 years before, but starting my blog was like taking the plunge into the writing community. I never fully understood how awesome this community is-- how awesome all of you are-- until I started blogging. I love you guys. You have made this past year incredible. The second that blogging crossed my mind, I knew I wanted my ROAKBlitz to be someone I knew only through blogging.
And then the person specifically I wanted to ROAKBlitz came to mind about half a second later.
Carrie Butler at So You're a Writer
Carrie started following my blog a mere six weeks after I started blogging. She's sweet and loyal and fascinating and downright HILARIOUS! Her posts rock as much as her graphics manipulation skills do. Her blog is a blast to read. If you don't already read/follow her blog, I highly recommend it. The link's right here -- So You're a Writer. If you're lucky, she'll give you a nickname. If you're extra lucky, you might one day win in a giveaway on her blog something as awesome as the button she made for my sidebar. (See what I mean? Serious graphics skillz.)
So as my ROAKBlitz acknowledgee, what does she win? I'm glad you asked! She wins this fabulous notebook and pens (which I had a really hard time not just keeping for myself!), along with a $25 gift certificate to The Book Depository. (I'll get in touch with you, Carrie, to find out where to send it.)
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.
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.
And seriously, everyone. Thank you. I appreciate you all more than you'll ever know. (Mostly because if I really told you how much, I'd be crossing that line into crazy stalker, and almost nobody likes that.)