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!
I've chosen editor, Colleen Sell, who accepted my very first short story, a narrative essay called The Power of the Purr, for publication in the anthology, A Cup of Comfort for Cat Lovers. Thank you, Colleen for giving me the courage and confidence to finish my first novel. Siren published it in May 2010. For my RAOK, I'm donating copies of the Cup of Comfort anthologies to a senior citizen's center.
Coleen Sell is an editor, author, ghostwriter, book doctor, anthologist, journalist, and copywriter. You can find her at: http://colleensell.wordpress.com/.
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. http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/
Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act Of Kindness? Let me know in the comments!