I’m one of these people who rarely wins anything, so I’ve always been of the philosophy that you make your own luck. I love that saying, “Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.”
Today I won a spot for the guest blog on Pimp My Novel, so go check it out, along with the other amazing bloggers featured every day this week. I consider myself lucky to be counted among them. Maybe Eric was hitting the sauce when he picked my entry.
Since my winning entry deals with beta reading, I couldn’t pass up a chance to give a shout-out to two people who have been amazing beta readers for me:
Bobbie Goettler is a fantastic paranormal romance writer who’s going to start querying her novel Granted this August. Remember her name — Bobbie’s an incredible writer and it’s a great book. Bobbie and I found each other through one of those writer’s message boards, and started as beta readers, then full-on critique partners, and now I consider her one of my closest friends. We’ve been traveling this road toward publication together, and I couldn’t do it without her.
Sarah J. Maas is a YA fantasy author who just sold her debut novel, Queen of Glass, an epic retelling of Cinderella, to Bloomsbury for publication in 2011. Sarah and I are agency “sisters,” both represented by Tamar Rydzinski. I’m so glad we found each other, because though we’ve only known each other a short time, I’ve found her feedback to be invaluable, and I can’t wait to read Queen of Glass when it hits shelves. Keep an eye out — it’s amazing.
Both these ladies have blogs worth following, and I always enjoy reading what they have to say. What are you still doing here? Check them out!