Saturday, May 8, 2010

Spreading the Awesome: Doing the Write Thing

I was going to continue my "Spread the Awesome" week with a cool music video, but yanno? That's kinda weak compared to what I'm going to post about today.

Nashville.

Why isn't this in the news more? I--like most of you, I'm sure--was aware of the Do the Write Thing charity YA authors have set up to raise funds for Nashville after a devastating flood in early May. But, to be honest, I wasn't that chuffed about it. A flood in Nashville? I heard about it, heard it was bad, but didn't really think it was that bad.

Then I saw this video:



And I realized: we need to not brush this aside. We need to face it--and do something.

So today's Awesome? Spreading the news about Nashville. If you haven't yet, please post something. And go to the Do the Write Thing auction, going on now, that's nearly raised $9,000 so far and is still offering some kick-butt prizes that include agent crits, signed books, cool swag, and more. (And be sure to check this out: THE Miss Snark is in on the voting, and Killer Yapp's looking for a win!)

So: bid! Donate! Post about it! Because today's Spread the Awesome is about spreading how awesome our community is--and we're pretty darn awesome.

6 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

This flood is devastating. I made a Red Cross donation the other day earmarked for the area. It's so incredibly sad.

Jenna said...

Oh my god. I had NO idea it was that bad--I'm down in southern Mississippi, and all our news is focused on the oil spill. I feel so terrible...I really hope that we can all chip in and get everything cleaned up and repaired as soon as possible. Thank you for sharing the video.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Do the Write thing has FANTASTIC stuff to bid on(and new stuff all the time). Thanks so much for the reminder of this awful event.

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm surprised this flood didn't get more press. I guess it got obscured by the oil spill.

I'm so impressed with what Do the Write Thing is doing. Thanks for getting the word out.

Carolyn V. said...

I love that the writing community is doing something to help! It is so awesome. =)

Angela said...

I think my items will be up for bid on day 8. I've also bid on two items.
Remember to keep checking EVERY day -there's more to come and all for a great cause!