On Friday I did a wee post where I asked what you love about what you wrote this week. I loved reading through the comments, celebrating the working out of a difficult plot point or the start of a query. I love to hear the 'big' achievements, the book deals and the getting an agent. The finishing a draft news.
But how often do you celebrate the 'smaller' achievements? The working through a knotty plot point or figuring out a character name that's *just so*. I think we should do it more often! (Was my post any help? Should I do another sometime? Do you already celebrate the steps along the way?)
Now onto the LINKS OF GOODNESS:
Pitch Madness is taking place - go here for the details - across various blogs including Erica Chapman's which I linked to. The chance to pitch to agents!
Another agent related goodie - Gearing Up to Get an Agent over at Deana Barnhart's blog (in the linky) which is a month of pitch contest fun and opportunities to meet others in the pitching stage!
There's an opportunity to get a critique or phonecall with an agent in the awesome sounding Kiss/KissOffContest running at Bria Quinlan (Team Kiss) and Valerie Cole (Team Kiss Off's) blog. Enter your kiss or kiss off scene, but the rules for each team are different so check them out!
If you are in need of some motivation I highly recommend joining in
#writemotivation for September - sign up link here at the lovely KT Hanna's blog. Lovely, encouraging bunch of people.
Don't forget WriteClub continues at DL Hammons blog with great pieces every week which astound me with their aceness!
The awesome Alex J Cavanaugh has a genre favourites blogfest coming up Sep 17 - check it out here
There's a Fact or Fiction: What I did Last Summer blogfest which looks lots of fun and has books as prizes, early Sep.
I won't have time to join in all of these but I will some. What links did I miss to fun contests and blogfests? Link us in the comments!
Let me know if you are joining in any of these and remember my question, do you celebrate your steps along the way or would you like to? How should we do that? :)