Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Random Act of Kindness Blitz

I've been kind of out of the blogosphere loop lately--I've been so busy with family, homeschooling, and writing and editing deadlines. I would have completely missed the fact there's a Random Act of Kindness blitz going on right now if Donna Weaver hadn't graced me with an amazing shout out and gift. Donna is such a lovely, generous person and I'm so touched by her constant thoughtfulness.

As part of the RAOK blitz, I'd like to offer something to some of the wonderful people who have supported me on this blog, so for the first five writers who request this in the comments, I will edit the first ten pages of your book. I know ten pages isn't a tremendous amount, but it might let you know if I spot anything huge that I think you could work on grammatically or narratively. I would offer to edit more, but as I said, I'm on editing and writing deadlines. I work as an editor for a publishing company and do freelance editing on the side. (Fair warning: I'm a picky editor. ;))

To all of you, thank you for your encouragement and support since I started this blog. (And to Donna, thank you again--you have been a wonderful source of encouragement and inspiration, and it has meant a lot to me. Thank you for your RAOK gift.)

23 comments:

  1. Isn't this RAOK stuff awesome??? So great. I love how supportive this community is ;) And Donna is awesome! (So are you, Laura!)

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    1. It is awesome! The writing community is great.

      Aww, thanks! You're awesome, too, Morgan!

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  2. I've always enjoyed your writings but I fear that the horrible mess of scribbled notes and half remembered plots that makes up my writing will traumatise those who haven't properly prepared for it.

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    1. Thank you!

      I think I've prepared for a lot in my editing. ;) If you change your mind, I still have slots. ^_^

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  3. I've been loving RAOK, the blog posts are so great to read. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog and now I want to read your book. Parents who name their kids after mythological figures are right up my alley!

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    1. Mythology is great all around! :D (And this blitz has been fun!)

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  4. This RAOK blitz if fantastic! Another blog friend already gave me an awesome gift. I was shocked. Your offer is really generous. I don't have anything for you to edit at the moment as I'm just starting a new project, so please pass on my number to the next one. :)

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    1. It is an awesome blitz! I'm just glad I didn't miss it entirely!

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  5. That is very cool! I JUST completed the first chapter in my next book, so it's no way ready for editing, so pass my chance on to the person after me.

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    1. Ooh, congrats on finishing your first chapter! That's always a hurdle. :D

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  6. I saw there were already 5 comments and I got bummed, but now I see that some people "passed on" their number in the list! Woohoo! 'Cause I would definitely like someone to look at my current first ten pages ;-) How very generous of you to give up your time like this for the RAOK blitz.

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    1. I've already emailed you, but thanks again for letting me look at your pages! :D They were super fun.

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  7. You're the one who's awesome, Laura. *hugs*

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    1. Aww, thank you. ^_^ You are fantastic.

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  8. That is just so nice of you - especially since you are so busy! If you don't already have your five people, I have ten pages for you to edit. It's from a chapter book for middle grade readers.

    I also wanted to let you know, that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you'd like to pick it up, you can stop by my blog, Mama Diaries.

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    1. I replied on your blog, but THANK YOU so much for the award!

      And I still have slots, so you can email me at laurajosephsen87@gmail.com with your ten pages. :)

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    2. Thanks again for the edit! You did a really great job, and your comments helped tremendously!

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  9. Wow, that's going to keep you busy! Very generous. Great blog.

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    1. My brain's a little fried right now, but I love doing editing and writing. :D Thank you!!

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  10. I finally got around to posting my own RAOK!

    PS - Thanks again for the edit!

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    1. Ooh, I will come check it out!

      P.S. It was my pleasure! :D

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  11. Did you get your five requests yet? I wasn't totally sure in following the comments. If not I've got 10 pages ready. I don't guess I officially participated in the RAOK, but I do try to be kind on a regular basis.


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