Happy Friday #31 – Cupid´s Literary Connection BSD, the journey and YOU <3


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

One of my words for 2013 is “appreciate”  and looking back at what happened this week, I want to sit back and truly appreciate the journey. You all made me feel so happy and cheered on and simply just wonderful about my writing and my dreams!

At the beginning of the week, I talked about contests and entering Cupid’s Literary Connection Blind Speed Dating Contest and….I made it into the agents’ round! I’m so grateful also to those organizing these contests because it must eat up so much of their time!

Getting the words “you’re in” on my entry  in itself is AMAZING and definitely made me grin so much my face hurt! But…the journey to get there, both the writing of ONE TWO THREE and the input it received over the months by some truly wonderful people and the journey into the contest are things I need to sit back and appreciate. I know it’s not the end of the journey, it’s actually still the beginning…And maybe no agents will fall in love enough with this story to offer rep. But…I WILL enjoy the journey, I WILL pause and smile and think how lucky I am to have you all in my corner…(including my dear husband who gets used of waking up to me checking my emails, turning to him and saying “OMG, I can’t believe!)

Writing this post is making me smile …Anyways….let me tell you a story in Twitter format.

Before the contest

CLCBSD The before story

While I was sleeping

CLCBSD - the sleeping story

And when I woke up

CLCBSD

And then…. 

CLCBSD After

(I probably missed some but know that all of your messages, comments and tweets really touched me!)

And Kip even wrote a blog post about it…. 

Thank you! Thank you so much for your encouraging words and your support and simply for understanding what it means to have this crazy dream!

Something else that made me smile is seeing Rebecca’s book “When Audrey met Alice” on Goodreads.com…it sounds amazing and I’m so happy for her!!!!

So, tell me, what made YOU smile this week?

26 Comments

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks Ghenet 😀 And you are TOTALLY going to rock PitchWars…I cant wait to see those requests rolling in and cheering you on….(thanks for the shout-out :D)

      On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 4:30 PM, commutinggirl

    • Elodie says:

      Awwww thanks Juliana 😀 Glad you enjoyed it!!!! Oh and I read about your new WiP, it sounds GREAT (and hot :D)

      On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 5:35 PM, commutinggirl

  1. jamieayres says:

    Congrats!!! Sorry I missed out on the Twitter fun, but it looks like you have a lot of people to cheer you on, which is so important in this biz!! Good luck with the next step, and enjoy your journey:-)

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks you so much Jaime 😀 😀 😀 Appreciating the journey is definitely a big part of the fun! And Im so thankful for all of you!

      On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 7:04 PM, commutinggirl

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks so much Jaime! Without you, ONE TWO THREE would probably still be a draft! Exchanging chapters with you as I was writing this manuscript definitely helped me and improved my writing!!! Cant thank you enough ❤

      On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 9:03 PM, commutinggirl

  2. I totally love the kidlit community. There’s a reason so many people are cheering you on–you have a great story, and you’re also a totally delightful human being. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the agent round!

  3. Rebecca B says:

    Oh Elodie! I am thrilled for you! (And also really sorry that I haven’t been on twitter/blogging much lately and didn’t see this news until now!) I love it when great things happen for awesome and talented people. 🙂

    • Elodie says:

      Awww thanks Rebecca! (and please no worries!!!!) Im super excited about all this and my story changed so much in the past months following some comments I received during #PitchWars 😀 Hope youre doing great!

      On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 3:01 AM, commutinggirl

  4. This is so awesome, Elodie. First, that you made the cut (no surprise there, really), and that you have so many people supporting you and cheering you on. No wonder you were smiling!

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that Monday was kind to you. 🙂

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks Katy 😀 😀 😀 I had a wonderful weekend fully of snow and revising! Hope yours was great as well 😀

      On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 5:29 PM, commutinggirl

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