Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Paying it Forward
I'd like to thank Mesmerix over at Scribbler to Scribe not only for reviewing some of my work, but also for inspiring me to Pay it Forward.
See, she and I emailed a bit and I thanked her for the review and offered to read some of her work and return the favor and thanked her again for "wanting to read my gunk." (That's a direct quote.)
Know what she wrote back? She said, and I quote: "I'm all about supporting my neighborhood blogger-writers. Pay it forward and all."
So I'm paying it forward and heading off to buy one of my fellow blogger's books.
It's a book I've been eyeing for a little while. I like her excerpts. It sounds good and manly (so many of my fellow bloggers are either YA or romance).
In other words, it sounds like my gig.
A book I might actually enjoy reading.
I don't patronize or buy out of obligation, nor do I guilt or push my work onto anyone else. I read because I enjoy reading. I critique writers I like to critique.
Likewise, I expect the same from my readers and critters and betas. I'm not an obligation, dadgummit.
So I'm not asking you to buy a book you'll hate, out of guilt or obligation.
Nope. Instead, I'm suggesting you buy that book that you've been thinking about buying. Get the electronic version, if you must, it's sure a lot cheaper.
Buy that self-published book that sounds decent.
Buy that romance, or even that YA that sounds nifty.
Maybe they're self-published, or working with a micro-pub, or it's their first book with Penguin or Harper.
Go support your local blogger!
Pay it forward and all.
Whose book do you want to buy? Post a link to it in the comments! See my old post on how to insert a link into the comments: HTML for Bloggers!
Here's my choice: Mary McDonald's No Good Deed