SA Larsen over at Writers'Ally is hosting. Look for the Linky List at the top of her right sidebar.
The theme is "I GOT U!!", beautifully illustrated by Garfield and Oddie here. So let's delve into the most important writers' resource...the community of bloggers who have your back.
Today I'm singing the praises of my super supportive blogging budette, Leigh Moore of That's Write.
Leigh was the first writer/blogger to reach out to me. Though I've never met her or even heard her voice, I always imagine her smiling. (Could it be the emoticons?):D We gripe about the Rs, we sigh about the magical kisses, we compare notes on YA writing. While Nathan Bransford is discussing the Dunning-Kruger effect, she's helping me cut out the "mer" and keep going.
Her posts remind me to tap into the emotional side of things, not just the plot twists and grammar tricks. They keep me grounded when I get caught up in too much subtext. They make me laugh on those days where I really want to give up. Because let's face it...I have confidence, but how many Rs can a girl take alone?? (In my case, not very many.)
I have to share something I snagged off my fabulous critiquer, Tracy Marchini.
Hint: I think the old guys, Statler and Waldorf, are supposed to be the agents. I love The Muppets!