Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Two Years, Two Editors, Two Ways to Win
Today marks the second birthday of this little blog. Gosh, what a couple of years it's been. We've met some wonderful people through the comments, laughed a lot, and, we hope, taught you all a new trick or two along the way.
We're very grateful that anyone reads this blog. Really, if you think about it, it's rather shocking. Two women quibble over participles and fragments -- at length, sometimes at great length -- and people actually read it. Thank you for that.
We want to celebrate. We also want to come up with a list of top posts for the sidebar, but we don't think we should be the judges of our own posts.
So here's what we would like to do.
Email your favorite post or posts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include either a link or a title or a date, something to help us identify the post. (Or posts. If you want to recommend more than one, that's great!)
Everyone who does this will be entered in a random drawing. We'll pick two winners, and those winners can send us the first ten pages of a manuscript, plus a synopsis of not more than three pages, for a little editorial input. Alicia and I will divvy them up and give them a spin through the editing machine. We won't post your work on the blog. This is not for public consumption, but rather a touch of private coaching. It's our way of saying thanks, but it's also our way of getting you to come up with a short list of recommended posts. (Clever, ain't it?) You don't have to have a romance manuscript to play along. We'll look at other kinds of fiction, too, and do our best to help you.
Get your entries in by December 31, 2009. Questions? Ask in the comments.
Thanks for a great two years!
Alicia and Theresa