Hey there! I feel like I'm surfacing from the depths right now. I've been so consumed with revisions that I have barely been around. And of course, after the tragedy from last Friday, been hugging my kids tighter and appreciating the little things more.
Been an emotionally taxing week.
So what better way to cheer our spirits then a do-something-for-others blogfest! Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman from The Bookshelf Muse are hosting, and they always have such generous spirits. Love those ladies! If you don't already know the awesome that is The Bookshelf Muse, check them out!
Have you met Pete the Elf? Well, he had too much eggnog and lost Santa's nice list. *gasp*
Lucky for him, bloggers everywhere are working to help Pete out by recognizing the nice folks out there and offering a little treat.
What nice person am I recognizing today??
Ho Ho Ho!! You're all always so supportive and encouraging, I wanted to give back to the writing community by offering my complimentary services. Do you have a query you'd liked critiqued? Or maybe the first 500 words of your story? You know ABNA is coming up, so get those manuscripts polished and ready! Or maybe you're entering the query fray for the first time and need another pair of eyes on your pitch. Whatever the reason, I'm here for YOU!
Starting today until Sunday, you can email your query, or first 500, or pitch to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will give you a free critique! Why would you care about MY opinion? Well, I've seen a LOT of queries, pitches, and opening paragraphs and I know what works and what doesn't. Also, I'm part of the review committee at YALITCHAT.ORG that selects the best monthly submissions to move on to the agent panel.
Never hurts to have another pair of eyes on your work. Say you're an indie publisher? No problem! You still need a book blurb to sell your book. Need another opinion on it? Send that my way and I'll be happy to critique. And don't be scared. I'm a firm believer in the sandwich method and I'm a glass-is-half-full kind of girl. :)
But the offer only lasts til this Sunday! So take advantage and send me what you've got. My treat to you, and to Pete the Elf. :D