Thursday, June 27, 2013
CPs and Awards.
So I have been doing this writing thing for a while. I've even been serious about getting it out there for a few years now. I have had some really great people help me with it along the way. They have really been invaluable in keeping me motivated and helping make my work stay on point.
One of those people is a CP I met a few months ago. It is a hard thing to trust another person with work that isn't quite there yet. Not just trust them to read your stuff, but to be able to give you a critique that is valuable and helps you progress forward. I have heard horror stories about bad matches. Still I think it is the same as finding a new friend, when you know you know. I have been lucky with finding this person and can't wait to work through future projects.
So as a segue to that....
Mark over at Left and Write created a new award. The Super Blogger Award, an award for someone that inspires you in the blogging community. The rules are that the person presented with this blog has to reveal one secret about themselves then pass the award on. Simple and fun. I like it. And since I am talking about my awesome CP, I will have to give this award to S.K. Anthony.
She has been great in keeping me motivated and in check and getting to read her awesome story has been a huge inspiration. So there you go, the super S.K. Anthony.
Anyway, help Mark get his award out there and give it to someone who inspires you. As always have fun and keep writing.
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Ok, lemme critique this:
You could have at least made me taller since this is quite close to real life and all... :D
(Of course, I'm kidding... love the pic)
In danger of getting all mushy, I'm glad you are my CP too. Although right now I'm reading lots of notes and if you hadn't given me this award I would be choking you instead but yeah... ;)
Super books, here we come?
lol, yes the draw back to CPs...extra work :P. Still it must be done. I strive for realism in my cartoon pictures did you know, lol.Delete
Congratulations on your award! And you're right. CP's might as well be super heroes. :)ReplyDelete
Yes, they are.Delete
Very cool Brandon and thank you for spreading the love. A good CP is someone to treasure, for sure.ReplyDelete
Congrats to S.K. for being super :)
NP, such a cool award. and yes good CPs are priceless.Delete
Very cool, but I'm out of the loop. What's a CP? I'm old and easily confused.ReplyDelete
No problem it was a new term to me not so long ago. CP means critique partner, someone who reads your books in draft form, bounce ideas off of, help motivate you stuff like that. At least a really good CP does all that, lol.Delete
I'm too old and tired to motivate anyone. I'll stick with editing so I can correct people. It makes me happy.Delete
SK is awesome!ReplyDelete
It was cool of Mark to make the award and I was honored to be the first to receive it. Will pass it on to the next person Monday.
Yes she is, and you deserved it.Delete
Did I miss something, or did you nicely sidestep the "secret" part?ReplyDelete
SK pointed that out as well, but I didn't receive the award just helping get it out there, at least I hope I did that right lol.Delete
Great CPs make all the difference!ReplyDelete
Allison (Geek Banter)
yes this is true.Delete
Sorry to hear about your grandma. I think you're right about writers relying on memories more than most.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the super cute kids and the award!