Hey all! This Friday I’m participating in the Pay It Forward Blogfest hosted by Alex Cavanaugh and Matthew MacNish. The purpose is to give props to 3 of our favorite blogs so that they’ll hopefully get the recognition they deserve. It’s also a way for us to discover new writing blogs by visiting those who are participating in the blogfest. So, without further ado, here are the three I’d like to highlight.
1. Musings of A Penniless Writer – What? You mean you’re not following my Brit HP/LoTR fanatic YA writer friend who now lives Down Under? Well then, you’re missing out one of the most tenacious, hardest working women out there. Donna Hosie and I became friends because of our shared obsessiveness with all things Harry Potter and now that obsessiveness has carried over into our writing lives. Her commitment to her family, full-time job, and writing astounds me. I’m not sure if or when she sleeps, but keep your eye on her. I have no doubt she’ll be published in the not too distant future. Oh, and she wears the cutest shoes.
2. Betsy Lerner – Betsy is an agent, writer, and a former editor and has been in the biz for a while. My day isn’t complete until I read her blog. Seriously. Her blog (and never miss the comments section) is the dose of reality I crave every day. Every post title is derived from a song lyric which I find fun to try and guess. Betsy says it like it is and never sugar coats, so be warned if you are sensitive to what some might think as crass (that wouldn't be me). She's brutally honest, but that’s why I love her. Not only does she always make me stop and think, but she's hilarious as all heck.
3. The Green Bathtub – Amy Sonnichson has the nicest blog on the block...or internet. She reflects elegance and positivity, all while juggling motherhood and a writing career. I love visiting Amy’s blog – whether it’s to congratulate her on recently signing with an agent, to view pictures of her adorable family, or to read about her life in her own words.
4. The QQQE – Oh, wait. Is that against the rules? Um, if you haven’t visited Matt’s awesome sight then take a peek. Not only is it fun to try and say the name of his blog without messing up, but on his blog Matt shares his writing journey, offers inciteful query critiques (I've learned so much!), and is all about connecting with the writing community.
Why not check them out? To check out other blogs participating in the blogfest, click the Pay It Forward to the right of this post (under Followers). That will take you to the linky list on Matt's blog.
Click. Read. Follow. Have a great weekend!