Monday, May 14, 2012

Random Act of Kindness BLITZ

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, make us laugh and spit on our keyboard, and wish us Happy Birthday on Facebook.


Kindness ROCKS!

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 am randomly picking SHARON MAYHEW, who is so generous and kind to others, and she one of my fab critiquers. Sharon, for my RAOK gift, I'm offering to buy you coffee (or drink) when I finally meet up with you in Iowa one of these days and of course, a critique whenever you need one, Sharon! 

I really appreciate Sharon, who blogs  at Random Thoughts. She is so sweet and is a cheerleader for her writer friends. If you have a minute, please stop in and tell her how awesome she is!**

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. :)

Also a big thank you to Shannon O'Donnell! I won a Mirror, Mirror book and a Fandango gift card on her blog last month! Another thank you also to Carrie Harris! I won a critique and signed book at her blog recently, too. You ladies rock!!!

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. Congrats, Becca & Angela on your book release!!

Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act Of Kindness?  Let me know in the comments!

23 comments:

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Oh I love Sharon! This day is just full of fun, seeing all my friends ROAKing my other friends. The writing community is awesome! :)

Laura Pauling said...

It's so hard to just pick one person for the RAOK! Great choice.

Heard from Nathan F. yet? :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sharon is so awesome Kelly. What a great choice!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Sharon is an AWESOME choice. She was on my list but I ended up selecting someone else (it wasn't easy!). I'm so glad you picked her!!!! :D

storyqueen said...

This is such a great idea! What a way to celebrate the release of such an awesome book!

And I owe YOU a drink when we meet up (again!)

Shelley

Nicole Zoltack said...

Sharon's an awesome choice!

LTM said...

Yay for betas, and yay for Sharon! She's a great one. You are too sweet thanking Shannon & Carrie, too! Thank YOU for the wonderful book last month. I'm working on it! Hope you have a great week~ :o) <3

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I adore Sharon! She's a GREAT choice, Kelly!! :-)

cleemckenzie said...

This is great! All my favorite bloggers are being Blitzed!

Christina Lee said...

YAY, awesome choice!!

Kelly Polark said...

Susan - I love this supportive writing community!!
Laura - I haven't heard from Nathan! I will keep trying!! :)
Natalie - I agree!!!
Stina - It's so hard to choose one person for this! Sharon is a sweetheart!
Shelley - I hope we can meet again soon one day!
Nicole - That, she is!
LTM- Glad you are enjoying your book, girl!!
Shannon - I adore her, too!
Lee- Such a wonderful way to start a Monday!
Christina - Yes! And I'm looking forward to checking out all the kindness on the blogs today!

Cherie Colyer said...

Critique partners are the best :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Awww, Kelly! You made me cry! I heart you and can't wait until we can have a coffee together. :) I'm so glad we met. :)

Jill Kemerer said...

Yay for Sharon!! The perfect pick! Enjoy your coffee, ladies!!

Anonymous said...

nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

Gina C said...

this is the sweetest idea - thanks for spreading the word. i'm inspired now to go act kind randomly :)

Susan Roebuck said...

This is one of the nicest blog fests I've ever done! Every blog makes me smile...and yours does too. Our critique partners, beta-readers are the best!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

I don't know Sharon or her blog, so many thanks for the introduction and link. I'm just loving this ROAK, aren't you? : )

Miriam Forster said...

Coffee!!!!! Brilliant plan. :)

Happy RAOK-ing!

Christina Farley said...

Lots of postive energy floating around here with this book launch. I love it!

Susan Roebuck said...

I think authors are the kindest of all! Look at all the free gifts that are flying around during this wonderful RAOK fest.

shirly said...

Thank you for your sharing! I like your posts very much,they are interesting and meaningful!

phonix said...

I am enjoy reading your blog, thank you very much! And I will keep reading!