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!
Lisa has been a wonderful, supportive friend for many years, and she’s the person who first convinced me I could write, and invited me to a local writing group’s meeting. This group, Louisville Romance Writers, is full of brilliant, funny, strong, supportive people and being in their company energizes me and inspires me to be my best. Lisa holds me accountable for when and why I’m not writing, calls and boosts my spirits when I’m down, and generally keeps me from turning into a reclusive dog-lady. So when she bought her new house, which has a big, wonderful office where’s she’s going to write best-selling novels I brought over some herbs. Because Lisa’s just as talented a cook as she is a writer, and I knew she’s make good use of some fresh basil, thyme, and rosemary.
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!
Priced at just $4.99, it is now available in every format your little heart could desire at Smashwords, or, if you prefer, it’s also for sale in a Kindle version at Amazon or a Nook version at Barnes and Noble!