Top 10 Blog for Writers

Remember when I asked you guys whom you’d like to see in the Top 10 Blogs for Writers of 2010/2011 at Write to Done? And some of you said, “Justin Bieber”?

Just kidding. I don’t even know who Justin Bieber is (only that his name crops up everywhere).

No—many of you, with a graciousness and golden heart to inspire awe, hied yourselves on over there and made your nominations. And I thank you. I actually copied the nominations you made for me so I could read them every morning while I’m pulling myself together for the new workday, to remind me exactly what I love about this job—how it’s the best job I’ve ever had in my life, better even than running the children’s room of an indie bookstore, the job of my dreams.

A week or so later, Write to Done brought out the list of finalists, the Top 20 Blogs for Writers, and you guys had put me on it. You did! I was absolutely touched and honored. This is heavy-hitting company. You’ll recognize a lot of the names.

And last week they announced their decisions: the Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2010/2011.


I’m speechless. (Almost.) I want to tell you all how much your kind words mean to me. Thank you so much for your support, your comments, your enthusiasm for this amazing craft. I love fiction, I love working in it and living through it, I love talking about everything that goes on here. The truth is if I got paid to write these darn blog posts I would never shut up.

Which is fortunate because, as soon as I heard the news, I was asked to write a guest post for Write to Done. And it’s up now: The 7 Secrets of an Indie Editor.

I got carried away and confessed everything—in my profound gratitude to all the aspiring writers out there.

You people are shaping the dreams of the world.

4 thoughts on “Top 10 Blog for Writers

  1. Simon says:

    I kid you somewhat mercilessly, good lady, but I really do respect you a great deal. You deserve the top-10 slot.

    (Granted, I kid *everyone* somewhat mercilessly, so you’re not any exception in that sense, but y’know. The respect’s still there.)


  2. Shane Arthur says:

    You deserve a spot on that top 10. I like how your 7 points dig deep into the writer’s core, instead of just listing technique stuff. After all, I beleive it’s at that deeper level where writers make it or break it.

  3. Kathryn says:

    Congratulations. Very, very happy for you!

  4. Jeffrey Russell says:

    Congratulations, Victoria. You deserve the honor, and I’m glad for you. And I’m just as glad for those writers who will start looking to you for advice now.

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