Sunday, February 23, 2014

WANTED: People Who Like Reading And Criticizing (And Being Kind About It)

Dear Persons,

I am seeking several intelligent individuals who enjoy reading, and have no problems sharing their opinions with others. Especially with the person that wrote the reading material.

In my last post, I mentioned a writing project that I was working on. I am looking for some help in creating deadlines and accountability to keep me motivated and moving along.

This is NOT The Story, which can be found in installments starting with that link at the beginning of the sentence. You should probably know that that story is amazingly wonderful, and quite hilarious. I could be biased because it's the story of how Andrew and I met and fell in love. But that's not what I need your help with. (Don't worry, though, that is also continuing in the works. I actually have some more of that to put up on the blog. Probably this week. So you may want to review the old installments as a refresher!)

No. This is another story. A unique and interesting thing. And I want people who are willing to read it, and be prepared to tell me what they like about it, and what doesn't really work.

Writing is something that I enjoy, and that helps me to stay sane and myself (are those two states of being even compatible?) even when times are difficult. I haven't been doing enough of it lately because I haven't really been motivated. I want to, but there's nothing to really make me do it. I hypothesize that having people depending on me to deliver a manuscript portion on a certain day will help me to get my act together.

If you live near me, you will be compensated by a) being able to read my incredible writings, b) possibly some baked goods, and c) my deep and sincere gratitude. If you don't live near me, you'll definitely get perks a and c, and I'll see what I can do about perk b.

If you are interested, leave a comment below, or get hold of me in any of the other ways that you normally do that. If you aren't interested, but know someone that loves editing (like me), and might enjoy this kind of thing, then let them know about it.

If you are possibly interested, but want a sampling first, then let me know, and I'll give you a sampling for a taste-testing.

Cheers! And thank you for your consideration,

Mine Own Self

PS. But for real, people, let me know. I really want some help!


  1. Well, I am not exceedingly intelligent, but I love to read. And I am one of your top 20 favorite aunts, so if I can help let me know!

  2. I will! (And Matt probably will over my shoulder.) :D

  3. I am a multi tasker. I can do any task and criticize at the same time, so sign me up for the next war.

  4. I love your writing, Tashya. So if you want a totally biased opinion of your wonderfulness (and someone who mostly knows where the commas go), count me in. :-) I'll do practically anything for a chance at some goodies!