Monday, November 8, 2010

Paying It Forward With Partials

Since we began writing together, Lisa and I often sit down to procrastinate have long conversations about the amazing people we've met. You read our blog every day, give incredible feedback on our writing and send chocolate and wine when we're curled up in the fetal position. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we want to give thanks to each of you and somehow give back some of what we've gained by getting to know you guys over the past couple of years.

So when Shannon approached us with the Pay It Forward With Partial proposition, we couldn't pass it up. We're not experts by any stretch of the imagination, but we are readers. Not to mention we provide BOGO critiques. A two-for-one steal. You can't beat that!

Even better, there are four other (far more talented) writers participating--that's 5 chances to win people! Here's how it works...

One person who comments on this post by Sunday, November 14th, 11:59 EST will win a 25 page manuscript critique compliments of LiLa. The winner will be announced Monday, November 15th!

But don't stop here. Click on the links of the amazing authors below for even more chances to win!

 P.J. (Tricia) Hoover is a MG/YA Author, married, mother of 2 awesome kids, 1 crazy Yorkshire terrier, and 2 demanding tortoises. Also an ex-electrical engineer. She is represented by Laura Rennert of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Texas Sweetheart and the creator of one of our favorite WriteOnCon vlogs.)

Elana Johnson is the founding author of the QueryTracker blog, a blogger with the League of Extraordinary Writers and organizer of WriteOnCon. She is represented by Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary and her debut novel, POSSESSION, will be published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster) in Summer 2011. (We also have the sneaking suspicion that she's cloned herself purely to ensure she has time to read and comment on approximately 10,000 blogs per day.)

Shannon Messenger writes Middle Grade Fantasy and is repped by Laura Rennert of Andrea Brown Lit. She is also one of the founders and organizers of WriteOnCon. (Known best for her random vlogs and virtual dancing at WriteOnCon events.)

Sarah Wylie is repped by Suzie Townsend at Fineprint Lit. Her debut YA novel, ALL THESE LIVES, will be published by FSG/Macmillan in 2012. (One half of the most mysterious pair of sister writers on the interwebs and our biggest competition for the love of Ryan Gosling.)

Thanks again for all of your support you guys. We are so incredibly lucky!

130 comments:

Candyland said...

Wow I'm #1 today! Wooo!!! What a great contest!

Andrea Mack said...

Great idea for a contest. Who could pass up a chance to get more feedback on their writing?

salarsenッ said...

Whooza!! Great contest and great way to give back. Thanks for offering it. I'm in!!

Jessica Subject said...

Great contest! I'd love to get feedback on my wips. Follow through Google. Thanks!

J. L. Jackson said...

You both helped me out with my query and this would be even better. Thank you for having this contest!

DreamyCowgirl@hotmail.com

Kelly Hashway said...

Please enter me! I already follow you.

Jamie said...

You guys rock! Thanks so much for this chance. I'm making my way through the 5 giveaways!

jmanni32@yahoo.com

And of COURSE I'm a follower!

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow! You ladies are really amazing - what a generous offer! Thanks :)

JenSwan03 said...

Fantastic contest! Would love to win it. Jennifer

Deb said...

So nice to have discovered your blog from Elana's link. I have a middle-grade novel in revisions, and would love to win four extra eyes on the first 25! -- Deb

Christine Danek said...

What a great contest. You guys rock!
christine.danek(at)verizon(dot)net

Jen Daiker said...

This is such an awesome opportunity! I'd love to snag a win! I'd be in awe if I was chosen!

Happy Monday!!!

BTW - I got Flat Stanley back! Love the photo!! Adorable! Will be uploading this evening :)

Meredith said...

This is awesome! I would love to enter! Thanks :)

Nathalie said...

Do you ladies ever sleep? With WriteOnCon, writing great books and blogging, you're all my heroes! Count me in!

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

Wow! You ladies are amazing.

chicleeblair said...

This is fabulous!

chelseyblair(at)gmail(dot)com

Mim said...

Awesome contest!

Matthew Rush said...

What a cool idea! I'm glad I didn't skip blogging today (even if I am much later than usual to the party).

Michelle McLean said...

Okay, can't pass this one up :) What an awesome idea for a contest! You all are amazing :)

JasonF said...

I'll give it a try. I miss Writeoncon!

Vicki Tremper said...

This is so great - thanks much!

Vicki

Jared Larson said...

Couldn't ask for two better ladies to critique my work. Hope I win! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Valerie Kemp said...

Yay! Awesome contest idea!

Alisa Callos said...

You guys are awesome! Thanks for paying it forward.

Steph said...

ooooh I wanna play!! :) You gals rock! :)

M.B. West said...

This is so generous of all of you. Please count me in! :)

Lisa said...

Enter moi!

lisa.aldin@gmail.com

Feywriter said...

New follower here. You guys are awesome. Would love to win this!

lotusgirl said...

Love the BOGO option. Enter me for sure. I'm already a follower.

Nicole Zoltack said...

You all are so awesome for doing this!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Chocolate and wine sounds great to me. Very romantic when husband is added to the mix. :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

How exciting!! I'm drooling over just the possibility of you two reading my MS - wow, wow, wow!! :-)

Karen Akins said...

You. Guys. Rock.

karen.d.akins (a) gmail.com

Patti said...

It's so awesome when authors give back to those still trying to make it. I'm a follower.

Sara B. Larson said...

What a great contest! You don't need to enter me, but I just wanted to tell you how awesome you ladies are!

Ally-chan said...

I am a follower and would love a critiiiquuee!!

Av668772@wcupa.edu

POR FAVOR ;]

Sarah said...

Mysterious pair of sister writers? I think you're forgetting the Kardashians (of Kardashain Konfidential authorship) And they are, like, TRIPLETS or something.

brandileigh2003 said...

I would love a critique
brandileigh2003@yahoo.com

Erica M. Chapman said...

Thank YOU! We're very lucky to have you both!

Hope you have a wonderful week ;o)

Quinn said...

This is a great opportunity. I came over from Elana's. Nice to find your blog.

Lisa_Gibson said...

What a great giveaway! How exciting. Thanks :)
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Kelley Vitollo said...

Wonderful contest! Thanks for participating. I would love to be entered.
writerkelley@yahoo.com

Marieke said...

So exciting! What a great contest! :D

Colene Murphy said...

Awesome prize! I'm totally in! What a fun giveaway!

Melissa Sarno said...

What fun! Love it that you guys are doing this.

Angela M. said...

Count me in! I love two-fers. Thank you for joining in on the critiques.

tropixgirl(at)gmail.com

Erin L. Schneider said...

I'm in - what a great contest...thanks to all of you for putting this on!

Ricki Schultz said...

Super cool!! Thanks so much, ladies!

Write Chick said...

I love when I pop in to read my favorite blogs and find so many more to start following. Thanks to this contest I just found four more awesome blogs to follow. You two crack me up. :-D

p.s. I feel the same way about NaNo. How do people do it?

Huntress said...

Every crit I've received is an invaluable lesson to furthering my career as a writer.

I am continually amazed by this fantastic bunch of people who let me sneak in and look around.

*stalker? Who me?*

Creepy Query Girl said...

awesome! Thanks for participating in this gals! You rock!

Pk Hrezo said...

Enter me, please! What a great prize. :)

pakazo77@gmail.com

coffeelvnmom said...

Count me entered! Great contest - you guys are awesome for putting this on! :)

Jessica

Tina Lynn said...

I can't believe I wasn't already following you guys! I came over here from Elana's blog. And about that clone, I knew it!!! Anyhoo, this is awesome ladies. Y'all rock!

Carolyn V. said...

You guys rock! That is so awesome. =)

Charity Bradford said...

Sweet! Sign me up!

Jeanmarie Anaya said...

Can't pass up this opportunity! Count me in!

Thanks!

Shallee said...

Great contest! Thanks so much!

Jessica said...

Wow! I'm dying for a partial critique--here's crossing my fingers for one!
And I follow you. :)
jessicasue90@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Great contest ladies! Please enter me:)

nkrell said...

Oh, count me in! What a great opportunity!

nkrell(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jessica A. Briones said...

I would love to get feed back on my work... I am in!

justwritecat said...

Sweet - what a wonderful thing to offer!

Marybeth Poppins said...

I Love Fun Contests~

Shelley Batt said...

Thank you ladies. What a great opportunity.

Tara McClendon said...

Who can resist BOGO? Please enter me. :]

Danyelle said...

Great contest! You all are awesome! :D

lbdiamond said...

Sa-weet! So. Cool. Thanks!

Cheree said...

This is a great idea for a contest, who could pass it up? Count me in.

PJ Hoover said...

Oh, wish I could join! You gals rock!

Reesha said...

First a Karmic Kindle and now this?
Wow.
You are both awesome.
Thank you both for being so kind and giving.
Enter me!

smilerjg (at) gmail (dot) com

Becca said...

Okay, how about this -- I'm your 1000th follower, and it's my birthday. Can I take that as a good sign?

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

What a great idea! So cool!

Hey... you currently have 999 followers. Congrats on about to hit 4 digits!

Karen said...

What an awesome opportunity! Thanks! :)

Michelle Sussman said...

Thanks for the chance!!! :-)

Marsha Sigman said...

HOLY CRAP YOU HIT A 1000 FOLLOWERS!!!!! WHEE HEW!!!!

If you guys were a recipe you would be like:
1 cup of awesome
2 sticks of talent
3 heaping tablespoons of funny
and sprinkle heavily with generosity.

ahahhahah. I crack myself up...and I'm freakin' hungry now.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

aww you guys are fab! Too kind!

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Misty (Mistys Book Mess) said...

thank you both for this amazing oppertunity!

Lynda Young said...

This is a great contest I'd LOVE to win. I'm a new follower.
Lyn
W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

Kelly said...

You ladies rock!
I'm in (and a follower)!

Melody said...

This is a great idea! Count me in! :)

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Wow, this is a great giveaway! You guys are awesome.

lexcade said...

that's such a cool idea, ladies :) gracias!

Alison Miller said...

What a great contest! Thanks for the opportunity!

Jessica said...

Great contest! Jessica M
ireadtorelax@yahoo.com

Mary said...

How cool! You two are fantastic-fabulous. :)

Nicole L Rivera said...

Totally in!!! Thank you.

Catherine Ensley said...

Lovely blog. I'd love to win. I'm a new follower.

Liz Czukas said...

Ooh, thanks for the opportunity! You guys rock!

- Liz

Lisa said...

Great contest! Thanks ladies!

Jodi Henry said...

Great contest. I'm a new follower.

Thanks

J

Emy Shin said...

Thank you so much for hosting this! I'm a new follower.

Donea Lee said...

Hi LiLa - new follower here. What a great, very generous contest! Found you on Elana J.'s blog. Please enter me! Thanks!

Ishta Mercurio said...

Super giveaway!

Hey, what will you do if the same person wins from more than one author? Will you do a re-draw?

And thanks for entering me!

Lauren said...

Thank you for doing this contest! Lauren

Kat O'Keeffe said...

Awesome contest! Please enter me!

Stephanie Thornton said...

This is a fantabulous contest- good thinking, ladies!

Please enter me!

Kayla Olson said...

Awesome! Thanks for running this contest! :)

Taffy said...

Thanks for doing this! You ladies are awesome!


taffy.lovell@gmail.com

Amie Kaufman said...

What a fantastic contest, thank you!

Claire Dawn said...

I love Shannon a little more each day. And you guys of course.

Theresa Milstein said...

I follow your blog, so please enter me in this awesome contest!

Josh Hoyt said...

I would love to have a critique done enter me!

Celeste said...

Great contest! I want a LiLa critique!
I am a follower!

Jennifer said...

Yea! Thanks for the contest.
Jennifer
jenross(at)yahoo(dot)com

kathrynjankowski said...

Would love to win. Thanks for giving back!

Maggie said...

Wow! This is great! Thanks!
Maggie

school_of_tyrannus said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You girls are just too sweet.

C.A. Marshall said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks to all the ladies offering critiques! I hope I win one!

Cassandra

Michelle said...

I love this! what a great idea :)

Mai said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity )o)

Sarah Cook-Raymond said...

Wow, what an amazing contest! Thanks for constantly paying it forward not just with this but your insightful blog entries and all the hard--and continuous--work you've done with WriteOnCon! Keep up the great work.

Anne said...

Yay! Such a cool idea. Add me please.

Miriam S. Forster said...

Me too! I already follow you lovely ladies. :)

Jade said...

This is such an awesome idea. You guys rock!

Joanne Fritz said...

Yes, please enter me! If I weren't already a follower, I'd definitely follow you for this.

Thanks so much. Lovely idea.

Linda said...

Hi,

I self-published my first novel few weeks ago and I am currently editing my second one which tend to get a bit complicated at time. So I would love a critique this one.

Thanks,
Linda

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

So cool! Thanks for doing this. I would love to win.

Fran Yoakum Veal said...

Thank you ladies SO much. I'm a newbie and can use all the help I can get!!

Empty Refrigerator said...

This is so generous of you. Thanks.

Shari said...

What an amazing opportunity! Thanks!

Peggy said...

So awesome! Thank you!

Shannon Schuren said...

Thanks for the opportunity! Love you guys, you make me wish I had a sister.

Laura Pauling said...

Awesome! Might as well add my name to the list!

JosephDMMiller said...

Sweet! Sign me up!

Fanciful Musings said...

I'm definitely in! Thanks for doing this!

Francesca said...

Ooooh me! I need some critique-love! Wonderful idea and you're all stars for doing this.

Mia said...

This is brilliant! Count me in!

Priscilla Fredericks said...

"If you never try then you'll never know." -Coldplay "Speed of Sound"

Jessica Lawlor said...

This is an amazing contest! I'm so excited about this.