"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Monday, November 08, 2010

Paying it Forward with Partials!




Because paying it forward rocks!

And let me tell you what else rocks. Okay, I'll give you five things that rock, and only the last one is me :)

1) Elana Johnson
2) Shannon Messenger
3) Lisa and Laura Roecker
4) Sarah Wylie
5) Me (yes, you knew it was coming)

So what's the deal? Why are these 5 (really 6 because despite what you might think Lisa and Laura are NOT the same person. They are separate individuals with separate minds.) awesome authors being put into a list?

Here are your hints:
  • Pay it forward
  • Partials

Yes, every single blog in the list above is offering up a critique. And not just a query critique or a first page critique. But a 25 page critique.

YES! 25 pages *


So to enter a critique giveaway from me, all you have to do is

1) Comment on this post

2) Follow my blog (and I promise to try to entertain you with my posts)


To enter the critique giveaways from the other gals, you'll need to visit their blogs. And trust me you'll want to because they're awesome! In fact, here is one interesting fact about each of the other authors:

Elana Johnson is like a goddess when it comes to blogging. I'm going to officially declare her the Goddess of Blogging because not only does she does it more faithfully than Japanese trains, but she smiles with every click she makes.
:) <- This is her blogging smile.




Shannon Messenger has a favorite Comic character which you can check out here. And she does a mean vlog which can be viewed in all it's glory here. Wait, and she has a kick-butt agent. This I know because it's my agent, too. Okay, I know that was three things. (And an interesting fact is that the author of the book PAY IT FORWARD, Catherine Ryan Hyde, is also repped by our agent.)
I'm going to officially declare Shannon the Goddess of ComicCon!



Lisa and Laura Roecker - Not only do they not kill each other, they manage to write a book together. I'm not sure how this is done. But it's not the first time I've seen siblings manage to be so cooperative. Still, that abandoning Nancy Drew thing is questionable.
Lisa and Laura are the twin Goddesses of Cooperation.





Sarah Wylie has never read a book I managed to read seven times in seventh grade. Can you guess which one it is? But you know what? I think it's awesome. Because she writes a mean blog. And she has a fab book coming out. (And I don't think my reading "the book" seven times advanced my writing career one bit. What do you think?)
Sarah? Yes, she's going to be the Goddess of Hoop Skirts (this is a hint).



So jump on this now! Enter each and every critique contest. You could win all five!

The contest will be open until November 15th! What are you waiting for?????

Remember, to enter a 25 page critique giveaway from me, all you have to do is:

1) Comment on this post
2) Follow my blog (and I promise to try to entertain you with my posts)


* um, yeah, standard manuscript formatting does apply (being double spaced, 12-point font, one inch margins). (okay, I admit I've cheated at this before, but that doesn't mean you can!)


110 comments:

Rachael Harrie said...

Ooh, I'd love to win :)

Rach

Lenore said...

Me!

Jessica Subject said...

Critiques are so important for a writer. I'd love to win! Already follow through Google.

Andrea Mack said...

Okay, I'll try! I've just become a follower.

salarsenッ said...

This is wonderful!! I'm in! Thanks for offering it.

kellyhashway said...

I'd love to be entered. I'm following you.

J. L. Jackson said...

I am excited! Thank you for this chance.

DreamyCowgirl@hotmail.com

New follower here.

Jamie said...

New follower here! So great of you guys to do this for us!

jmanni32@yahoo.com

Natalie Aguirre said...

I would so love a critique. I hope I win.

JenSwan03 said...

I'd be thrilled to win. I just became a follower. Jennifer

Mandy said...

Long time follower here. You rock PJ!!

This is such a great thing you ladies are doing....

and darn it, I wanna win!!

:)

Christine Danek said...

What a wonderful blog and contest. I would love to enter.
christine(dot)danek(at)verizon(dot)net
Thanks

Nathalie said...

Such a fantastic idea. You ladies nevr cease to amaze me!

chicleeblair said...

Always looking for new blogs to follow, and critiques!

Mim said...

This is a great contest idea1

vbtremper said...

Thanks so much! I love the name of your blog. Good luck to all!

Vicki

Jared Larson said...

Sounds so cool! Critiques are the best prizes in my book. Thanks for the opportunity.

JasonF said...

Thank you for offering the contest!

Matthew Rush said...

Wow. I can't believe I wasn't following your blog. I am now. Nice ta meet ya!

Great idea, by the way, totally awesome!

Alisa Callos said...

Always love to find new authors to follow and critiques a wonderful bonus. Thanks for being willing to pay it forward!

M.B. West said...

Thanks for offering this awesome contest. Count me in!

Feywriter said...

I would love a critique from any of you Goddesses. :-D

Nicole Zoltack said...

Please count me in!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Pick me! Pick me! Loved your post on TBSM. Now I just need to write a novel with a genetic engineering lab. Hmmm.

lotusgirl said...

What? I can't single-space with 1/2" margins and 6 point type. I'd get so much more critted. JK. I'd love to win even if I have to follow the standard protocol. I've been a follower for ages.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I just can't believe how awesome this is - you guys are ALL superstars! Thank you so much!! :-)

meradeth said...

This is really awesome of you all to do this! Please enter my name :)

Patti said...

I'd love to win and I'm now a follower and look forward to being entertained.

Karen Akins said...

You rock. Like a ridiculous amount. Thank you.

karen.d.akins (a) gmail.com

brandileigh2003 said...

I would love a critique.
brandileigh2003@yahoo.com

Ally-chan said...

I am a follower and would love a critiiiquuee!!

Av668772@wcupa.edu

POR FAVOR ;]

Sarah said...

Hoop skirts? *gulp* This should tell you how bad the situation is...I can't even guess which one it is. Is it, er, Gone With The Wind?

::blushes::

::permanently relocates to the Naughty Corner::

Quinn said...

Awesome opportunity. So great of you five to do this! I'm a new follower.

Lisa_Gibson said...

Oooh, I hope I win! Yay! :)
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Michelle Merrill said...

I'm a new follower, but so excited to be here! Thanks for this! My fingers (and my toes, arms, and legs) are crossed :)

Kelley Vitollo said...

Thanks for the wonderful contest. I'd love to be entered.
writerkelley@yahoo.com

PJ Hoover said...

Yes, Sarah! Gone With The Wind. It was my fav in seventh grade.

Marieke said...

So exciting! :D

Writer Tessa said...

What a great contest!!

Colene Murphy said...

Amazing contest idea! Found you through the others and had to hop over! Hi!!

Write Chick said...

I stopped in from Elana's blog and read some of your back posts. You have a lot of great stuff happening on your blog.

I just became a follower. :-D

rickischultz said...

This is great! Thanks for this opportunity!

rickischultz said...

This is great! Thanks for this opportunity!

rickischultz said...

Oops - I didn't mean for that to go through twice. My apologies. I couldn't get it to work properly the first time - please disregard the extra entry!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Thanks so much for participating! This is an awesome opportunity!

Shallee said...

So awesome! Thanks for offering your time!

Erin L. Schneider said...

I'm so in - thanks for the opportunity!

coffeelvnmom said...

Following! That's one of the things I love about blogs and contests - coming across new writers!

Good luck, everyone! :)

Jessica

Charity Bradford said...

I'm coming your way from Shannon's blog. Great contest and I can't wait to get to know you.

Pk Hrezo said...

Awesome! WOuld love to win! Thanks for doing this. :)

Huntress said...

Critters are a most amazing species, giving time and expertise to help others.
And thanks to the Pay It Forward gals for bringing us together.

Thanks, ladies. You are the best.

Jeanmarie Anaya said...

Can't pass up this opportunity. I would love love love to win!!!

Thanks!

Jessica said...

Ummmm... I want this. :)
I follow you, and I'm crossing my fingers to win!
Thanks for the chance!
jessicasue90@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Please enter me:) I'm already a follower. Thanks for having this contest!

Tina Lynn said...

This is an awesome contest. Hopefully, I am the Goddess of Winning Awesome Contests. We shall see:)

Jessica A. Briones said...

I would love to enter, I am a new follower, writer, blogger... I could use the advice on WIP.

James said...

Already following and here's the comment.

Marybeth Poppins said...

Hooray for Cool Contests!

Shelley Batt said...

What a great opportunity. Thank you for doing this.

Danyelle said...

You gals are awesome! (have been largely absent lately, but I follow you.) :D

lbdiamond said...

This is super cool! Thanks for the oppotrunity! :D

Cheree said...

Ooh a critique would be great, count me in.

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Ooo, you were smart to put formatting clarification. Hm...here's hoping that doesn't bite me. :)

Also, I love being on one of your lists! :)

Reesha said...

Oooh! Oooh!

Enter me!

I'm following you now. Nice to meet you!
*shakes hand across the blogosphere*

smilerjg (at) gmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I'm commenting, and it's my birthday!
No, I'm totally not trying to guilt any of these bloggers into picking me just because it's my birthday...

C.R. Evers said...

Wow! What a fabulous prize! (wipes drool off of chin)

I'd love to win! Whoever does, is very lucky indeed!

Karen said...

Fun opportunity! Thanks! :)

Michelle Sussman said...

I hope, I hope, I hope!!! :-)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

wow, amazing. I follow!

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Lynda Young said...

This is a fantastic contest. I'd love to win.
I'm a new follower :)

Misty (Mistys Book Mess) said...

Thanks for this oppertunity! It really is nice of you to spare so much of your time.

Kelly said...

Very generous opportunity!
I'm so in! (and a follower)

Alison Miller said...

Thanks for the amazing opportunity!

Mary said...

How very cool of you fab five! I'd love to win. :)

Nicole L Rivera said...

This rocks. I'm in. :)

Lisa said...

Great contest! Thanks for doing it!

Jodi Henry said...

Great idea for a contest. Thanks for paying it forward.

I'm a follower.

J

Kelly Daniels said...

I'm a follower now and I would love to win!!! ;0)

Laura Pauling said...

I'm already a follower! Yay!

Donea Lee said...

I'm a new follower - found this awesome contest info on Elana J.'s blog. I think this is an amazing opportunity and I could certainly use the help - so please enter me! Thank you - :)

Lauren said...

Thank you for offering this contest!
Lauren

Ishta Mercurio said...

This is one great giveaway. Thanks for being so generous!

Amie Kaufman said...

Awesome contest, and I've discovered your blog to follow. Thanks!

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm already a follower. Please enter me in this awesome contest. Thanks!

Celeste said...

You are seriously awesome!!
I am a follower and would love to get a critique from you!!!

kathrynjankowski said...

Count me in! Thanks for offering this.

school_of_tyrannus said...

You're awesome.

C.A. Marshall said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks to all the ladies offering critiques! I hope I win one!

Cassandra

Michelle said...

ye yes please! :)

Michael G-G said...

Count me in. And following too.

Mai said...

Woohoo, crossing my fingers!

Anne said...

This is such a great idea. I would love to be entered!

Miriam S. Forster said...

Hooray! Enter me please. :)

Emy Shin said...

This is such a wonderful contest. Thank you for hosting it!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Thanks for the contest!
Jennifer
jenross(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda said...

Hi,

Having a critique from you sounds really cool. I self published my first novel few weeks ago and I'm editing the second one. I would love to get a little bit of help on that.

Thanks,
Linda

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh, my, count me in! Would love a critique from any of you amazing writers. Thanks for the chance!

Fran Yoakum Veal said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity! Newbie writers like me need all the help we can get

Empty Refrigerator said...

Thanks so much for doing this! Please enter me :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Well, I'm #100 today. Lucky #100 perhaps? :)

Shari said...

I would love to be entered into your contest. I am now a follower and am excited because you sound really fun.

Peggy said...

Awesome! So cool!

Shannon Schuren said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity. Can't wait to read more of your blog!

JosephDMMiller said...

Sign me up!

Fanciful Musings said...

This is a great opportunity! I'm in! :)

valclarizio said...

Count me in!

Francesca said...

I love the whole idea of paying it forward. Would love to win this... look forward to being someone who can pay it forward herself some day.

Wicked MoXie said...

What an amazing opportunity. Thanks you.

Michelle

Jessica Lawlor said...

This is so awesome! Thanks to all of you lovely ladies.

Bekah said...

Def in ladies! Thanks for the contest