Happy Friday #38 – The return of Happy Friday…

I know I know it´s been FOREVER since my last Happy Friday post. My last Happy Friday post was on January 18th. WOW! But Happy Friday is back 😀 My goal is to have one Happy Friday per month at least because let´s face it, there´s always plenty to smile about on a Friday and it´s always nice to look for the good things that happened during a week.  Looking forward to know what made you smile this week! 

Over on YA Confidential: The Teen Spies of YA Confidential critique my first page of GUILTY and I´m very very grateful for their feedback! Not only are their comments SUPER helpful, it´s simply great to have the views of my target audience 🙂  (even though it´s also super duper nerve-wracking).

Vacation: I´m on on holidays since Wednesday evening and we landed safely in Washington DC yesterday. We´re now back in our Maryland home. It´s funny how being back feels normal. We have our marks, our spots, our friends and the ones we consider as close as family. We´re looking forward to catch up and just hang out. (and going to Target, yes I confess, I am a Target addict)

Reading: I finished beta reading a wonderful YA contemporary this week (by the lovely Katy Upperman). You guys, this is another manuscript that really touched me and got me by the heart. Plus, the male main character is a mix of Etienne St Clair and Jonah Griggs…and adds his own layers to the batter making him really a great character to know. The entire cast reminded me a bit of MY LIFE NEXT DOOR. Crossing my fingers it gets picked up soon so you get to read it too!

Movies: A long plane ride overseas means I get to watch plenty of movies. And I finally got to see LES MISERABLES! I´m officially in love with that movie. I don´t know how many times I had to wipe my tears…or how many times I was simply in awe of the way the emotions really came through both the acting and the singing. Loved it! And while watching, I couldn´t stop thinking about another MS I had the honor to beta read (the Star Wars/Les Miserables mashup by Alex Brown) 🙂

So, tell me what made you smile this week?

16 Comments

  1. kiperoo says:

    Yaaay, happy Friday is back! I got to stay up late reading the un-put-down-able HYSTERIA last night, thanks to you. What a great thriller! And thanks again for the book. 🙂 Other than that, I sent my latest ms off into queryland and am outlining something new. New projects rule!
    Hope you have a great trip!

  2. Elise Fallson says:

    I just got back from a little vacation trip to Florida with my family. Miss the States. Enjoy your time in the DC area. I’m originally from NOVA and used to have friends in MD. Ahh, miss it already. Have a great time and a safe trip. And Target is awesome! Don’t laugh, but I bought 5 women’s DC Superhero underwear from Target. 😀 You just can’t find that around here. (:

  3. katyupperman says:

    Thank you a million times over for reading my little story and for all your kind words. So very motivating and helpful, my friend. ❤ Enjoy your vacation and your time at Target (yay!).

  4. Oooo I just read your first page and your book sounds so good! So cool that you got feedback from teens – I can see how their comments are helpful.

    Have a wonderful time here in the US! Can’t wait to hear all about your trip.

  5. Alexa says:

    I hope you have a wonderful time in DC. I am SO jealous, I absolutely loved living there. I’m now craving 2 Amy’s pizza and Georgetown cupcakes, as well as a trip to the National Zoo and Target, of course – enjoy! I hope you’ll share some pictures when you get back 🙂

  6. That’s so funny–I actually read your first page this morning and totally didn’t see your name attached! I’m so excited it’s yours, because my reaction was “Whoah, I want to see where *this* is going!” And now, hopefully, I will!

    Have a great trip–gotta love Target. The rest sounds great too 🙂

  7. Erin L. Funk says:

    I have the bluray of Les Miserables sitting here just waiting to be watched. I’m a crier on movies too, so I better get my Kleenex ready. Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation! 🙂

  8. Jaime Morrow says:

    Les Miserables was so good. 🙂 I hope you’re having a great trip with your hubby and that you’re getting plenty of time to relax. Have fun at Target, too! 🙂

  9. Alison Miller says:

    I have read Katy’s story so many times and it just makes me SMILE. I’m so glad you got to read it! Also, I’m glad the feedback at YA Confidential was helpful! Also, I’ll be happy to read the whole thing for you anytime you’re ready. It’s an AWESOME concept!

    Have fun in Maryland!

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