Yay! It´s already the third edition of “Happy Friday” 🙂 Looking forward to know what made you happy this week? Did you write more than expected? Did you read something amazing? Did you help another writer/reader? Did you enjoy quality time with your loved ones?
* I finished my first draft!: I am still super excited about this, even though I am now seriously thinking about the best way to tackle the editing process…(and the query :D)…
* Anna and the French Kiss
After diving into several YA contemporary romance novels and loving them, I thought I should dig into the ones I heard so many good reviews about and had not yet read. That is when Anna and the French Kiss comes in. And gosh I´m glad I did!
Awwwww….I had a lot of heart melting moments reading the story of Anna. The voice caught me right at the beginning, right after the first few lines…I actually stopped reading and thought “Wow, I already love the voice”. I mean, I could hear and see Anna from the get go and in just a few sentences! The story itself wrapped me around its little finger. On top of the love story, the friendships, the first times, I could also see Paris, the streets I know and miss.
I also now read Lola and The Boy Next Door...and let´s just say I cannot wait for Isla and The Happily Ever After
* YA Book club
Tracey announced a yearlong YA Book Club 😀 and I´m quite excited to have joined. It´s starting in February and I am looking forward to discuss the books here and on the blogs of the other YA Book Clubbers 😀 And….I have the badge with the link on the sidebar if you want to take a look and maybe join as well.
We´re in our 3rd week and it´s getting a tad easier to fit in the work-outs in the morning…The ladies of my team are still as supportive as ever 😀 oh if you´re not on Twitter or do not check the #ChangeWriteNow you can see a weekly wrap-up here
So tell me any happy stories this week? (anything that made you smile to is a happy story :-))
18 thoughts on “Happy Friday #3 – Anna and the French Kiss and other stories…”
Well done on your draft! I love Anna and Lola, they are brillant reads!
Thanks Victoria 😀 Anna and Lola just took me by the heart…:-)
ChangeWriteNow is brilliant! I really wish I had known about it sooner so that I could join 😦 but good luck and congrats on finishing your draft! That is a great accomplishment.
Thanks…I started the revisions and it´s quite a task but I´m loving it! Oh and I think they might do another round of ChangeWriteNow starting in March 😀
That’s quite a compliment if ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS can make you miss Paris! Either the author’s also French (which I don’t think she is), or she knows Paris and conveyed it convincingly.
I don’t recall if I’ve congratulated you for finishing your first draft… even if I have, congratulations again, Elodie!! 🙂
Thanks Colin 😀
I love it when I can read a book that really shows the streets of a city i know and I can imagine walking with the characters 🙂
Congrats on finishing your first draft! Big accomplishment 🙂 I’ve been scouring Goodreads and other sites looking for other books that might feel similar to ANNA and LOLA. I think I’ve found some that look appealing (although some aren’t due out for a bit 😦 ).
P.S. I love your Happy Fridays – the world needs more Happy!
Thanks Jaime 😀 I´ll let you know if I come across another book that gives me the butterflies like Anna and Lola did 🙂
Glad you like the Happy Fridays 🙂
I’ve been meaning to read Anna, and you’ve persuaded me to put it next on my list! Congrats on finishing the first draft; I can’t wait to read it.
Thanks Tarah 🙂 Looking forward to know what you think of Anna…I just started revisions on the first draft, can´t wait to send it to you once I´m done (I changed some things towards the middle so I have to adjust the beginning :D)
Congrats on finishing your draft! I finished my revisions this week and sent my MS off to my agent. Hopefully she’ll love it as much as I do.
Thanks Kelly 🙂 and congrats to you as well!
Hi Elodie, I’ve been tagged in the 11 things blog post and have tagged you in return. If you are interested, you just need to do a post answering my 11 questions and set some for your favourite bloggers. You can see my post here if you want to take part: http://moosenoose.com/2012/01/21/11-things/
Thanks, Lu 🙂
Thanks Lu 🙂 (and thanks for the follow on Twitter :-)). I´ll definitely do the 11 things blog post soon (probably by the end of January…:D)
Congrats on finishing your first draft. I’ve been meaning to check out Anna and the French Kiss. Glad to hear you liked it
Thanks Carrie 😀 Would love to know what you think of Anna and the French Kiss 🙂
Congrats on finishing the first draft 🙂 I keep hearing stuff about Anna and the French Kiss, but I’ve never gotten around to reading it. I really should. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.
By the way, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award here: http://coldfirewriter.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/the-versatile-blogger-award/ I hope you haven’t received it already 🙂
ELODIE. I finally read Anna and the French Kiss this week. TWICE. What took me so long?! I read Lola right when it came out but hadn’t read Anna yet. Etienne — oh, talk about swoon. Fo’ shiz.