Monday, May 14, 2012

Random Act of Kindness BLITZ!

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.

Kindness ROCKS!

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!

My RAOK target is Lindsey R. Loucks, a fabulous YA author! She's been my longest-running critique partner on Critique Circle. Through two entire books of mine, and the beginning of a third, she's given candid and wonderful feedback. And just this past week, she's gotten no less than THREE offers for a YA novel that I loved critiquing for her. I already owe her critiques for life, so for my RAOK, I'm offering her blog space here whenever she wants, whenever her book goes live. Yes, Ms. Loucks, you may send me your book cover to advertise on my sidebar, I'll interview you, post your guest blogs, giveaways, and review your book. Not that I wouldn't have anyway, but now you may hold me accountable and cash in whenever you please. Thanks for all your help and being a great writer buddy!

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!


  1. Critique partners are wonderful, aren't they?!

    1. They truly are! Thanks for visiting, Cherie!

  2. Congrats, Lindsey, on being recognized today but also on your book offers! And thank you, Mysti, for spreading the love. Isn't CC an awesome site? I wonder how many critique partners have met through that spot?

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

    1. Congratz on your new release, Becca and Angela. I'm happy to help spread the word :)

  3. Oh my gosh! Your post brought tears to my eyes! Thank you, Mysti. It's been an absolute pleasure to read and critique everything you've ever/will ever write!

  4. Awww! As someone with a book coming out next year, I know that's a wonderful gift! Yay RAOK!


    I nominate you as a Beautiful Blogger, Mysti :) I'ts kind of a random act of kindness...:)


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