In the wonderful way that synchronicity often happens, today is my blog's first birthday and I won a contest. What do the two have to do with each other? Well, the contest involves paying it forward. Because I won something, it is now my duty (and pleasure) to pass on a prize as well. And since it is my blog's birthday, it seemed fitting to combine the two.
But first, let me tell you about what I won and where I won it from. One day I discovered Too Cute Pugs and spent quite a bit of time there because it is the diary of pugs Pearl and Daisy and full of wonderful pug photos and pug banners and all things pug. Since I am of the firm opinion that the world would be a better place if pugs ran it, or at least if everyone on the planet owned a pug, I was entranced.
Pugmama (Okay, her name is Sue) at Too Cute Pugs was running a Pay it Forward contest and all you had to do to win this adorable tote bag that she had painted was to leave a comment. Since I was planning to leave a comment for her anyway, this was a wonderful thing. And guess what? I won!
And now it is my charge to continue to pay it forward and offer prizes on my blog. Since I have absolutely no talent for anything besides writing (well, knitting, but I never finish anything so I'm not going to offer a half-finished scarf) all of my prizes are word related. So, are you ready? Here we go:
The first three people to leave comments on this post will receive:
1. A one-half hour coaching session to kick-start you in your writing. We can talk about frustrations, fears, lack of time, goals, how to establish a regular writing practice, whatever your little heart desires. I love coaching and helping to get people back on track with their writing.
2. A manuscript critique of up to 20 pages of writing. I also love reading and critiquing. Fair warning: I'm not offering line editing here, but more big-picture type stuff, with thoughts on story and character and so forth.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a pressing deadline, I will not be fulfilling these prizes until after April 15th. But then I'm all yours, baby.
So leave those comments for me and I'll post the winners whenever
I feel like it all the prizes have been claimed.
Photo from FreeFoto.com.