Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cheering Again!

I want to cheer for my friend Brenda Reeves Sturgis, and remind you to tune in tonight at 7:00 pm, but I never know how to make these links work and look pretty instead of a bunch of garbley
words and symbols! Well here it is folks- Click on the "words" and listen to my author friend Brenda, her agent Karen Grencik, and editorial consultant, Emma Dryden. Brenda's book, 10 Turkeys in the Road,  has won a Gold Mom's Choice Award,

"Recognizing the best in family-friendly media, products, and services."

I've shown you photos of 10 Turkeys before, but here's the book again with a turkey that visited my yard this winter!
    For me, writing is good, Zumba is good, and life is too. I've really got too many online writing challenges going, but they really keep me focused. 
    Daughter(aunt to the kids) and I took the "kids" on our annual Easter shopping trip. A lazy overnighter in a hotel, then shopping. We had fun, but the kids didn't find, want, or need much this year. It was a matter of togetherness and eating!!!
     And what does this all have to do with online writing? I got a note on my i pod,from one of my critiquers, asking if I had anything to submit since it was my week. I truly got mixed up thinking my turn was next week. I sent a note saying so, but got replies back saying to send anyway, even though I was late.  I did, and have already gotten feedback. So now I'm shouting out again about the value of having good critique buddies. I know I'm sort of sounding like a broken record, but if you write, and hope to be published one day, get yourself a buddy, buddies, or group. The feedback is priceless if you find people that are honest and picky, and of course friendly. If you're not happy with whom you have a critiquing relationship with, move on. Shop around until you find the right spot for you. It will happen. Don't  settle for the passive,  afraid to hurt you feelings group. It doesn't help a bit to hear only what you want to. Honesty is a key in critiquing, and in time, your critters will become your friends...true, true, friends. I know this for a fact! A big thanks to all my friends.(some I've met, others I haven't)
        Have a great week but be sure and tune in tonight.   


  1. SO SO true about critique friends. They have super-duper, smarty-pants vision that helps me see my work more clearly.

  2. I love, love, LOVE the snow turkey! Did YOU do that? ;0)

  3. Donna,
    Thanks, I did! I love making snow creatures. That was done around Christmas(maybe the day of) when we had snow. It's been a hard year for snow "things"

  4. Thanks for the info on Blog Talk Radio. I listened & it was really great. Loved what you had to say about critiquing :•)

  5. Thanks Penny-a good critique group is special!!!

  6. I can't wait to listen to this. Missed it yesterday. And you are so right about the importance of critiques!

  7. I missed it too, Julie and started listening last night but got distracted. I will finish today. I do love my critique partners and all they offer.