Monday, November 10, 2014

Yeehaw Y'all. It's The Manuscript Maven. Uh-huh!

WOW. That has a wonderful ring to it, doesn't it? My long time critique partner and long time, dear friend, Sharon Mayhew has a new venture to share with you. But first, check out her pic. Isn't she beautiful? 



Okay, so. Back to the venture. In her own words:  I fell in love with editing when I was working with an agent for the first half of this year. I realized agenting wasn't for me, but editing and coaching were. It was an amazing feeling helping someone revitalize their manuscripts. So after a lot of thought and discussion, I decided to start my own freelance editing service. 

Isn't that great? I am so pleased to be able to tell you just how great her eyes on your manuscript can be. BODACIOUSLY incredible! Sharon is as honest as the day is long, she will make your MS what you knew it could be. She's that good. So guess what? There's a contest. You knew that, right? 


 Sharon is giving away one free critique. Just leave a comment. Your choice of the first 250 words of a picture book critique/line edits, the first seven pages of a novel critique/line edits or a query critique/line edits. So commence commenting. Good luck. Contest open until Dec 12th. 

The winner will be picked by old random.org. 

Want to check out her website? Go to The Manuscript Maven.

Thanks for reading. BTW, start thinking about what you're thankful for. Thanksgiving is almost here. :-) 


44 comments:

  1. Great line: "Sharon is as honest as the day is long."

    I've been lucky to have Sharon as a critique partner for years. I'm glad she's using her expertise to benefit others. It's very exciting!

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  2. Congratulations on the new venture, Sharon!

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  3. I think it's great timing too. With so many self-pubbers out there we need more editors!

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  4. NC speak. Haha. YaY. The Vegas folks are so thrilled for Sharon. YEAH!

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  5. Natalie, me too. She's so excited. I want it to work out for her.

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  6. Holly, you are right. This is definitely in the nick of time. I hadn't thought about that.

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  7. Sharon sounds like a great resource. Thanks for the info!

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  8. Very exciting new venture for Sharon - and yes, she's beautiful! Congrats!

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  9. Anonymous, she is a great resource. You are very welcome!!!!!

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  10. Wow, what an awesome opportunity. Can't say I know your friend as everyone else seems to, but any friend of yours is a pal of mine :-)

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  11. You would love her, Yvette. And she would love you!! You're right. ANY friend of mine is a pal of yours.

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  12. I don't know Sharon but "HI!" :D This sounds like a great opportunity. I'll share it.

    Best of luck to you with this new venture, Sharon!

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  13. *waves* to Chrys. Love the way you said "HI" to Sharon. You would love her. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. It's a great thing to find your passion and what you're good at.

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  15. Hahaha, Mary. Still thinking about the joust over at your place. Huzzah! It is a wonderful thing to find your passion.

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  16. It is always a thrill to find something you are good at and love doing. Kudos to Sharon for finding her special talent and using it!

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  17. How wonderful that Sharon found what is right for her. :) I give people who enjoy editing a lot of credit!
    ~Jess

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  18. Great thoughts, Teresa. I agree. Much of the time, folks never figure that out. I'm glad Sharon did.

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  19. Hey Jess, me too. I don't enjoy it. I HAVE to do it, but I don't enjoy it.

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  20. Hi Robyn - Sharon's made a brave move, which I'm sure will be successful for her and for her writers ... Manuscript Maven is a great name ..

    Cheers and good luck to Sharon in her new venture .. Hilary

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  21. Hey Hil, I hope it works out for her too. She sure loves to edit. Writers need someone like her that's honest and very good at what they do.

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  22. Congrats to Sharon on her new venture and that's a great picture.

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  23. Thanks, Medeia. I think the color blue was made for Sharon. ;-)

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  24. Congrats to Sharon on her new venture! That is exciting news. Wishing her all the best with it. :)

    Thanks amigo, for sharing the news! And you are right, she is beautiful.

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  25. And so are you, amigo. Inside and out. I hope this works out for her. I'm sure it will. She does love to edit.

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  26. Thank you so much for sharing my news, Robyn! I am blessed to have you as a friend. I can't wait to see who your winner is. Your readers can also pop over to my blog to comment and have more chances for a free critique/line edit opportunity.

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  27. Oops, I didn't know that. Or maybe I forgot. My brain is NaNo fried.

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  28. Wonderful opportunity! I'd love to get some input on my crazy book. It's such a blessing to discover what you know you should be doing. You go, Sharon!

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  29. Awesome for Sharon! Love when we find the path that is right for us. She will do FABULOUS. <3

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  30. Mare, her prices are reasonable. And she's got that editor's eye. It is a blessing. I am thrilled for her. xoxo

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  31. I totally agree. I am so glad that Sharon has found her way. She may end up an editor for a publishing house someday.

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  32. Congratulations, Sharon! It is always wonderful doing something you love. Thanks, Robyn, for sharing her news!

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  33. Romelle, you got it, my friend. *waves*

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  34. It is, Erik. She's really awesome too.

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  35. Very cool. I know I'd use the query!

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