Monday, June 18, 2012

Auction: **TODAY ONLY!**

Hey, guys! How the heck are you? I’m doing GREAT! I finished second round revisions on Friday (which feels SO unbelievably good!), and now I’m on vacation with my family. Right now, I am probably.... playing a board game, or swimming in the pool.

BUT, I’ve got to tell you something! Have you heard of Crits for Water? It is an amazing three month even that Kat Brauer organizes every year to auction off critiques to raise money to get drinkable water in third world countries. It’s made an incredible difference! The extra cool thing is, in these villages that have been helped, the kids no longer have to walk for 4 or 5 hours a day to haul water into town, so they can now go to school. It’s one of those charities that just makes you warm all over.

This year, a critique of mine, along with two other Luckies, is being auctioned! I was so excited when Kat asked me to participate!

Now obviously I really want you guys to consider going to bid on my critique. I’m a little weirded out by selling myself, so Infomercial Announcer Dave has graciously offered to do it for me. Take it away, Dave!

And up today, we have a critique of 2500 words! Peggy will give suggestions on how to make your manuscript stronger, and let you know where it’s strengths are. (If you're looking for positive affirmations and only want to hear the strengths-- Peggy looks like a fairly nice person. I bet that could be arranged.) 

And for the icing on the cake, you get critiques by two authors! The second is by the lovely and talented Caroline Carlson. These two authors will not collaborate on their critiques, so if one author suggests something, but you wonder if it's something that's just that one author's preference or a broader issue, you can also see if the other author had the same suggestion!

Aaaaand for the sprinkles on the icing, the fabulous Stephanie Kuehn will also critique your query and synopsis, getting you ready for submission! All for the same auction bid!

Need further convincing? I have four of Peggy’s critique partners here, to let you know what to expect from a critique. Come on down, CPs! Tell us what you think!

“Peggy is an exceptional critiquer. Not only is she prompt, 
but she is also dedicated, honest, and positive. I can always
count on Peggy for direct feedback expressed in a way that
helps me make my story better.”

“Peggy Eddleman has a great sense of story and character, 
and her critiques help me take my story where I really want
it to go without losing any of my own style.”

“I've worked with Peggy Eddleman for the last few years. 
She's helped me mold my writing and develop my skill. In 
fact, she once critiqued my query letter, giving me key tips
 that landed me a half dozen requests for my manuscript. 
Her skill in finding what isn't working with a manuscript is 
worth gold.”

“In short, Peggy is my refiner's fire. I can give her the most 
polished material, read and approved by several, and she 
manages to spot the real problems and brings them to my 
attention, in a feel-good way. She's knows her stuff. Any 
aspiring or accomplished writer would do themselves well 
by having her critique their work.”

So head on over to Crits for Water right away! The auction ends TONIGHT. Yes, folks, Monday night at midnight, EST. So hurry! 

Here you go, Peggy. The mike is yours.

Thanks, Infomercial Announcer Dave! And if you want to see what crits are coming up for auction, go here. Not only can you get a great crit, but you are HELPING VILLAGES GET WATER. One of the most basic needs in the world, and you can help them get it. How freaking cool is that?


Donna K. Weaver said...

Wow. This is an awesome cause and a fun way to go about it.

Love all those comments.

JeffO said...

What a great cause. Most of us privileged to live in the so-called 'first world' can not truly appreciate how critical water is, or how short the supply is in many parts of the world.

David P. King said...

Now this is awesome! Best of luck to your auction. :)

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

sounds like a great idea, Peggy. Best of luck at the auction...

Jenny Morris said...

This is such a good cause. We have a partnership with a village in Kenya that our church has helped get water to the community. They need it so much and it really has changed their life.

Jessie Humphries said...

It's such a cool thing pegs! You generous girl you!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

What a great cause. I like water and I bet others do too ;)

Carrie Butler said...

That's fantastic, Pegasus! :) What a great cause!

P.S. I love Announcer Dave!

Romance Reader said...

Wow. This is an awesome cause and a fun way to go about it, thanks so much for posting about this!


Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Hi Peggy. Just wanted to let you know I have started a new item on my blog and you are one of the first to feature! Hope you can drop by when you've a bit of time?

Annalisa Crawford said...

Ah, I missed it. But what a great cause!

Shallee said...

I love things like this! I'm sad I missed a shot at yours, but I'll drop by the site anyway!

Connie B. Dowell said...

Incredible auction. The critique went out of my price range quickly, but it's good to see that so much money has been raised.

Leigh Covington said...

Obviously, I'm late :( But this is AWESOME! Like truly awesome! What a wonderful cause! I love it!

Hope you're enjoying your vacation!

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, I've never heard of this before I like it. I don't need a crit right now but I'll check it out anyways.

Taffy said...

You're so funny & creative!

Melissa Sugar said...

I just returned to blogging after a three week hiatus and sadly I missed the opportunity to win your critique . I am bummed, but this is an awesome cause so I hope lots of money is raised. Enjoy your vacation.

Heather Ostler said...

This is great! Good luck!

Heather Ostler