I can’t pick just one blogger for the ‘I GOT YOU’ blogfest. I tried, I really did. But there are just so many awesome bloggers out there who have made me laugh, cry, get motivated and nod my head saying “Yes, I totally get you. And I know you totally get me.”
Without the blogging community, I’d still be holed up in my Paris suburb apartment, sending out hard copies of the first three chapters of my totally-in-need-of-revision first manuscript to UK agents.
Without the blogging community, I probably wouldn’t have a husband or a friend left in the world because they all would be completely sick of hearing about my ms, wip, revisions, querying, agents, publishing and all the ups and downs involved.
I love you all. But since I’m ‘supposed’ to pick one, I guess I’ll settle for picking three. Sorry Sheri. I can’t help myself!
I haven’t met any of you face to face. Not really. But I can’t help feeling close to you guys anyway. This will probably read like end of the year messages in a senior yearbook- but I don’t care.
Candy from The Misadventures in Candyland- I don’t know how she manages it, but all of her posts are so hilarious, so honest, and so full of personality. AND she keeps it real. She puts her whole self into everything she does, full-heartedly and I can’t help but stand there in awe of all she stands for and accomplishes on a daily basis. I love her spunk, her eye for detail, humor, and the worthy causes she promotes with her kickass contests. Candyland, your blog is, has been, and will remain a place where I feel like I can kick off my shoes, have a beer, listen to punk rock and giggle my ass off, all while pondering all the serious and absurd life has to offer. I love you chica!
Jen from Unedited- I admire this girl’s energy. She wrote her first book in, what was it Jen, FIVE WEEKS? How many words Jen? Huh, Huh? I don’t remember the number -but I’m pretty sure it was some obscene word count. I don’t know how she manages to keep us all entertained on a daily basis, promote upcoming authors, recently released books, and other bloggers, and- get this- she STILL manages to keep up with her writing and revising like no other. She’s probably the most generous blogger I’ve ever met- with her time, her posts, and her comments and all you have to do is look at her ever rising number of followers to realize her generosity is inexhaustible. Jen- you are my idol.
Jessica Bell from the Alliterative Allomorphe- when I first discovered Jessica, all her posts were alliterated. Seriously. I can’t imagine the work that must have taken but I just started reading, my mouth dropping open at the sheer genius it must have taken to put them together. SO. FREAKING. COOL- and I recommend everyone check them out if you have the time. Jessica and I were born on opposite ends of the earth, but I can’t help but feel like we’ve lived kind of parallel lives. Sometimes, it’s downright creepy. And I know creepy. We both write English education materials- she does it as a full time job. I do it because the French system can’t seem to provide any so I have my make my own materials to teach with. We both grew up with musician parents, went through the list of possible passions, only to find that writing takes the cake. Now, we both live in European countries. I feel like her writing is so filled with SOUL. She is poetry in motion and I’ve been thrilled to get to know her these last few months.