This blog has always been a learning tool for me, and in 2012 I realized that the thing I need to learn the most right now is how to build and maintain relationships. I'm not shy exactly, but I have a hard time talking to people I don't know. I'm not likely to approach someone, and that's been a real hindrance in promoting myself whether it be a book or the blog.
So I've decided I'm going to learn to approach people this year, and to help me with this my new year's resolution is to promote you! That's right. I'll publish your guest post, reveal your cover, interview your MC, anything you think will help your book sale. The only catch is that fiction must be PG-13 and nonfiction is limited to books on craft and/or marketing. (It doesn't even have to be marketing for writers, if you can make it apply). I hope you take me up on this offer!
Also, Wed will be query critique day. As long as I have willing participants, I will post your query with my critique at the bottom and allow other critiques in the comments. This way you will at the very least get my critique, and I'm teaching query classes this spring. But I've found critiques on this blog very helpful when querying and I'm sure you will too.
I've started a new blog, Health Blasts That Last. My husband and I are learning ballroom dancing this year to help us get in shape, and I've been forced against my will to get off sugar. Rather than boring readers who may not care about health issues, I've created a new blog for healthy living. If you are remotely interested, I'd appreciate if you checked it out. I'm getting healthy because I have to, not because I want to, and that is scary. Support is appreciated.