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Thanksgiving Blog Hop … day five!

Sunday, 11 November 2012  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

With the craziness of NaNoWriMo this month and other writing stuff I’ve got to do, I’m taking a small break. For the days leading up to Thanksgiving, I’m going to post small snippets or pictures of things that I’m thankful for. I’ll post some small editing advices of things I’ve learned over the years. I may even announce a very exciting event coming up. Who am I kidding? I WILL announce it by the end of this week!

What is it, you ask? Agented/Published authors or industry interns or editors are teaming up with aspiring writers to read entire manuscripts and help shine up their teammate’s pitches to present to agents in January. So get your manuscripts ready. More details coming Thursday, November 15.

My fifth thankful thought…

 Lauren Hammond
ADA Management
I’m thankful for my wonderful agent who fell in love with my story enough to take me on as a client. It’s an amazing feeling to have someone in your corner, cheering you on. The journey to getting your book in your hands is a long and treacherous one, and I’m glad I have her as my guide. 
 
Editing tip: When you’re tired, take a break. Your mind needs rest to tackle edits. A tired mind will only make your writing suffer. So, when you’re frazzled, frustrated, or freaked out, get up and clean something, walk, or go to a coffee shop. Then come back refreshed and ready to conquer your story’s world.  

For those of you who asked how to get the falling leaves, I got them here: http://bloggerstop.net/2008/12/add-falling-snow-flakes-flowers-leaves.html

Won’t you join me on this journey of thanksgiving? Sign up on the linky below,  post pictures or thoughts of thanks from now until Thanksgiving, hop around during the month, and get to know each other. I look forward to visiting each and every one! Start posting today or join in whenever you like. It’s a laid-back kind of blog hop.

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