Christina Katz

A Chance to help those who help us

Hi guys!  I am stepping out of schedule this week as I have just gotten an important email that I want to share with you. Write to Done is having its 6th annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers contest and writer bloggers everywhere need your help to get them nominated.

There are hundreds of blogs for writers out there.  I am asking that you take a moment and vote at Write to Done.

If you need any help in deciding who you should nominate, stop and think who has made an impact on your writing career the most.  Who has been there to teach you, to guide you, to answer your unending emails?  Who has shown you kindness when you felt like you were on the writing road alone?

For me, there are so many like Justine Musk, Patti Larsen, Christina Katz, Copyblogger, and Jane Friedman that have taught me so much.

But Sean Platt at GhostwriterDad has been a endless pool of resources into which I am CONSTANTLY dipping and for which I am forever grateful and I would love to see him win, but you have to give your honest nomination.

That is what I am asking from you.

There are many writers out there that take the time to help because they know the difficulties that we face as newbies...they are the ones that you should thank with your nomination.

Now, I want to thank you for your time for stopping by to read!


If you have two minutes, I would really appreciate your input on a short 5 question survey!  Thank you, in advance!

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I won! I won!

Talk about giddiness first thing in the system may go into shock.  Christina Katz is holding the Everyday in May Book Giveaway this month.  You can find it here. From what I gather, it was something of a tradition that she has revived.  I am a happy that she did.  For the first time in my life, I have won something.  LOL  I am the proud recipient of Hallie Ephron's book Come and Find Me.  For those of you who don't know Christina Katz, she has been a key resource for this newbie.  She is the author of The Writer’s Workout, 366 Tips, Tasks & Techniques From Your Writing Career Coach, Get Known Before the Book Deal, Use Your Personal Strengths to Grow an Author Platform and Writer Mama, How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kid (which is sitting beside my computer as I type).  The latter is a wonderful guide to freelancing.  Basically, it is a step-by-step for those just starting out.  Love it.

The book from Hallie Ephron is a suspense novel and I am so ready to delve into it.  It is deemed a techie novel for even the non-techie readers.  I will post my thoughts on it in a separate post.

Starting out as a writer/wannabe author is hard.  It is so hard.  However, with resources like Christina Katz and Jane Friedman, it is getting easier by the day.  Now, if I could just find someone to tell me if my writing is worth pursuing...:)