Happy Friday #19 – Stories, books and awards!

Yay, it´s time for Happy Friday 😀 Looking forward to know what made you smile this week!

Writing: I reached 13000 words in ONE, TWO, THREE (my YA contemporary WiP) and I am happy to report that my main character is getting a very short break this chapter (yay!) but one of her new friends is in big trouble. I am loving this story and I am very happy that I pushed forward even if picking up after my holidays was a tad difficult because it´s really moving along. Plus I got feedback from Jaime and it will definitely help me tighten up future chapters as well (so again YAY!) And, she sent me more chapters to look at and I am super excited about it!

Reading: This week, I finished THE SELECTION and I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I am really anticipating the sequel. Here´s what I wrote about it on Goodreads:

America Singer´s story is one which pulled me in from the beginning…Maybe I wanted to know more about the world it was taking place in but overall, I really loved that story. I have a thing for books which make me love ALL characters and this one did. I loved her sister, her brother…I enjoyed getting to know some of the other girls…And there are the boys. Yes, boys 😀 The love triangle is so very nicely done that I am not sure which one I prefer! Already looking forward to Book number 2!

And on a total unrelated reading note, I now own all books from Karen Rose. See, Karen (I don´t think she knows I am calling her by her first name :D) is my little guilty pleasure reading. Her books are considered Romantic Suspense and they´re scary, sexy and steamy.

I completed my collection this week and that definitely made me smile 😀

Blogging awards:  I have received several awards this week (and one during my honeymoon). So huge thanks to Kat from My Writing Journey for the 7×7 link award, to Carissa Taylor for The Sunshine Award and to Heather from Adventures in Writer land for Create-spiration blog award. You ladies are all so kind! It warms up my heart to know that you enjoy my blog so Merci! Danke! Thank you! 😀

Cover reveals: There were a lot of amazing cover reveals this week but in case you haven´t seen, here´s the cover of TAKEN by Erin Bowman and DUALED by Elsie Chapman (for the summary of the books, just click on the cover, don´t they sound amazing? :D)

               

Randomness: Ok, I had an OMG moment this week I have to share with you when I noticed in my stats someone from Random House came on my blog. I know maybe one of my regular readers may work there but in my dreams, it was an editor who stumbled into my blog, loved it and is about to give me a call 😀 One can dream, right?

So, tell me what made you smile this week?

19 Comments

  1. Kind of thrilling about the Random House reader! Good luck with that! 🙂

    What made me smile this week was watching my grandson try to blow out the #1 candle on his birthday cake. 🙂

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      Thanks…one can dream right? Awwwww I bet your heart melted a little watching him 😀 Hope youre having a wonderful weekend!

  2. Rebecca B says:

    I love the cover for TAKEN–one of the best I’ve seen this year!
    Congrats on the progress with your WIP 🙂

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      Thanks Rebecca 😀 Sometimes it feels like slow progress but Ill take whatever I write and then pfff…its already 13000 words 😀 TAKENs cover is really gorgeous, cant wait for the book to come out!

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      Thanks Elsie 😀 As I said on Twitter, one can dream 😀 Maybe one day, I will get that type of call…DUALED really sounds good and I very much like the cover, it seems to render the summary quite well!!!

  3. Jaime says:

    That cover for TAKEN est fantastique! 😉 I love the rainbow colours, the tree and its reflection in the floor, the clouds—sehr schön! (a little bit of français und deutsch for you that’s probably way off…oh well, I tried) I’m glad that you liked THE SELECTION too. There are lots of things that I’m still wondering about, but it’s exactly the kind of series that you know all of the mysteries will eventually be revealed. Unless it’s like the TV show LOST, in which case it’ll be a total crapshoot lol. 🙂

    Happy Friday, Elodie!

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      Ton fran**ais est sehr gut Jaime 😀 The cover of TAKEN really is gorgeous…I have never watched LOST but I did hear quite a bit about it and its ending 😀 THE SELECTION was really good and it didnt feel rushed which is nice. Plus, the love triangle leave me at loss for words as I am not sure whom I should root for 😀 Hope youre having a great weekend and that youre getting rid of your cold!

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      Thanks Meredith 😀 I really have the feeling that my novel is moving along which makes me all kind of happy! 😀 And TAKEN sounds amazing so I was glad to see it got a gorgeous cover! Hope youre having a wonderful weekend!

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      Thanks 😀 The Selection was really quite good and I cant wait to see what happens next! Hope youre having a great weekend!

  4. Jamie Ayres says:

    So much info going on in this post–love it:) How cOOl that a Random House person is visiting your blog. As for me, I’m busy dreaming up visions for my own cover because . . . I was offered a contract this week *faints* If you want, you can hop over to my blog to read the dets:) ~HaPPy WritiNG to yOU THis wEEk

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      😀 Thanks Jamie! And CONGRATS again on your contract….Such an amazing story, so very happy for you 😀

  5. Kat says:

    I have been hearing a lot about ‘The Selection’, will have to check it out! The fact that I am three exams down, only one left before the summer is what made me smile today 😀

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      Would love to hear your thoughts about THE SELECTION if you do decide to pick it up 😀 Hope your exams went well!

  6. Colin says:

    Congrats with the progress of your writing! Perhaps you should consider posting a query letter or a sample of your fiction in the event someone for Random House *is* stalking you…? 🙂

    • Elodie Nowodazkij says:

      Thanks Colin 😀 Hope you had a great weekend! I think you may have a point, I probably should put some sample in my projects tab…

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