I said it yesterday, but I'll say it again today: Jon Lewis--one of the writers of the series--is definitely one of the sweetest, kindest, most helpful writers I've met. And whenever I think about his books, I can't help thinking about what a huge inspiration he's been to me on my journey toward publication--more than he probably realizes.
Not only was he one of the planners of the event that really kicked my butt into gear and got me to crack down and finally WRITE THE DARN BOOK, but he's given me snippets of advice, support--even some very generous offers of help along the way. And even though I never took him up on those offers, it was through them that I found the motivation to keep going--even when it was hard. Even when I wanted to give up.
So as I organized a week in honor of his books, I realized it wouldn't be complete without me paying the help he's given me forward. I needed to give something back to the writing community, just like Jon has for me.
What could I possibly give back that anyone would want?
Hence the title of this post because, well, I came up with something--and I'm SO scared that no one is going to want it. But I'm offering it anyway and if no one takes me up on it, well, at least I put it out there. It can't be bad to offer. So here's what's on the table:
I've been told that I have a good eye when it comes to critiquing. I've done a lot of it over the last year, for various CPs and Betas, and a bunch more thanks to WriteOnCon--so I do have *some* experience. And I know most of you have a work in progress.
So...what I'm offering today are three 'first chapter' critiques, for three people who comment on today's post--assuming three people even comment.
If I only get three comments, those are the lucky winners. If there's more than that, then randomizer.org gets to choose.
You don't have to blog, tweet, or do anything other than comment (unless, of course, you want to). And I'll give you until midnight PST on Thursday to leave a comment before I draw winners. I'll announce the winners on Friday. Oh, and if you don't have an email address attached to your profile, make sure you leave it in the comment, so I have a way to reach you if you win.
And...I guess that's it. We'll see if I have any takers. *bites nails*
Oh, and in case you missed it, I'm giving away some awesome Grey Griffins books and posters, signed and drawn in by the author. Trust me guys--you do not want to miss out. Contest details can be found here.
Happy Wednesday Everyone!