Monday, November 12, 2007
Birthdays and Blessings
Girlfriends are one of life's biggest blessings. If you can't agree whole-heartedly with that statement, then you've never had a true, soul-sharing girlfriend.
On the Playground this week, you'll probably hear us fawning over each other alot – with good reason. We're celebrating two incredible years of fun, ranting, adventures, secrets, and trouble here on the Playground. Not only are we mighty proud of ourselves and our readers, we're very sentimental about the journey that has made us family. So you'll have to overlook a few tears this week.
But the formation of this group didn't just provide us with girlfriends, it strengthened our writing bonds as well. When it comes to my work, these women's words are like gold to me. I know where they are coming from, the experience they have, and their knowledge of the business. We don't write Books By Committee. But if I have a plot problem or characterization issue, I know they'll help me fix it while keeping my own writing strengths in mind. (Hint: This is something to look for in a good critique partner as well.)
So I've grown just as we've grown these past two years. And I hope you've grown as well.
We've got exciting things planned for this week, including our book-a-day giveaway and a Blog Birthday Party on Wednesday. Today, I want you to tell us about your best girlfriend(s); those women that you can laugh with, cry on, and raise hell with! I'll pick from the comments for today's winner.
PS. And don't miss next Monday when guest blogger Eloisa James drops by to play!